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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 



DQl 



Volume XVm, No. 1 
February 2011 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 



Officers 2011 

President Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com') 

Vice President Frank D. Barrow, Sr. 

1366 Forest Acres Drive, Greenville, NC 27834-6655 (252-752-5345) 
email (fbarrowsr@aol.com) 

Secretary (office vacant) 

Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

281 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
email (nicholra@guc.com) 

Executive Board William L. Cox 

6441 Boss McLawhorn Road, Grifton, NC 28530-8714 
email (wilUa97642@earth1 inknef> 

Executive Board Judy Nobles Lewis 

5245 County Home Road, Winterville, NC 28590-7834 (252-756-7 196) 
email (jnlewis@embarqmail.com) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kanmierer@hotmail.com) 



Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc., was established in November 1994 as a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to 
establish a network to aid persons researching family origins in Pitt County and its neighboring counties. 

Our Quarterly subscription fee is $30.00; subscriptions run concurrently from January 1 to December 31. Because of 
special mailing, payments after Jan. 31 require extra postage for each issue missed. Back issues (Winter 1994-present) may 
be purchased for $7.50+$2.50 postage per number. Queries are free to subscribers (four/year, pending space). 

Members and readers are invited to submit primary resource material concerning Pitt County, NC, and its adjacent 
counties, preferably in the form of photocopies of the original document(s). A clean, typed or written transcript would be 
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statement of permission from the holder. Articles approved for entry by our Quarterly Committee will be published as 
given. PCFR assumes no responsibility or liability for errors or claims on the part of the contributor. 

The Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc., has a website on the World Wide Web at: 
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncpcfr/ 



ISSN* 1092-0226 



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Pitt County 
Genealogical 



UARTERLY 



Volume xvm, No. 1 



February 2011 



Charles Waldron, revolutionary war pension 1 

John A. Manning Cypher Book, 1838-1866 2 

Josiah Nelson/Andrew Vinson, Insolvent Debtors 4 

Clay root District Tax List, 1852 5 

Martin County CSA Volunteers, 1861 7 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1862 8 

Civil War Letters of Mathias Harvey 13 

F. C. Martin Killed M. G. Manning, 1891 17 

Martin County Death Certificates 20 

Cherry family marriages 24 

Bible Records John A. Manning/Levi Andrews Bible Record 27 

John A. Manning Family Record 29 

W. A. Jenkins Bible Record 30 

Index 31 

FILLERS Col. Jesse Baker Dead, 1886 3 

Blount Hall Lost To Flames, 1963 6 

Mrs. Dorcas Norms (1782-1863) 19 



Copyright 2011 
The Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 
P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 



The contents of this quarterly may be quoted without permission for personal use only, 
providing proper credit is given to the PCFR and its contributors. Publication in any public media 
is prohibited without permission. 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2014 



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Charles Waldron, Rev, War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Charles 
WaldronVWaldron found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

noos 

State of Alabama, Lowndes County 

On this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord 1833 personally appeared in open court 
before Peter WILLIAMSON Judge of the Orphans Court in and for the County of Lowndes County and 
State aforesaid now sitting Charles WALDRON a resident of the County of Lowndes and state aforesaid 
aged 74 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration 
in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the 
United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated he states that his service was 
performed under two different and separate engagements. That his first term of service commenced the 
nineteenth day of November in the year seventeen hundred eighty an expired three months thereafter, to wit 
19th day of February 1781 that he resided at the time he entered the service in the County of Pitt in the state 
of North Carolina that he servd for the term above stated under captain Edward MOOR as a volunteer. He 
states that the colonel of the regiment was as he thinks by the name of BROWN but does not recollect his 
first or given name and the General was named as well as he can recollect was Alexander LENTNGTON 
From Pitt County he was marched to Cape Fear River from thence to cross creek in Cumberland County N 
C to Ash-Pole to and through Rockingham to the mouth of Rocky river from thence back into Cumberland 
County and within five miles of cross creek was discharged as appears by the certificate of Maj William 
DENNIS. 

He states that his second term of service commenced on or about the third day of September A D 
seventeen hundred and eighty one and continued three months untill the third day of December seventeen 
hundred and eighty one that he was drafted and served under Captain Richard REAVES of Pitt County 
North Carolina that the Colonel's name was as well as he can recollect was KENAN he states that he was in 
no battle during either of his terms of service that the soldiers service commenced at Pitt Court House that 
they were from thence marched to Kingston from thence to near Wilmington and from thence back to Pitt 
Court house where he was discharged as appears by the certificate of Richard REVES Capt by the order of 
William SHEPPARD Maj Commandt ? that the two certificates herein alluded to and hereunto affixed are 
the only documentary evidence he has ever had of his service that he knows of no person now living by 
whom he could prove his service now living that he has not seen any of his fellow soldiers for upwards of 
forty years. He states that he was born in the State of Maryland in the county of St. Mary's according to his 
fathers register he was born in the year seventeen hundred and fifty nine on the thirty first day of October as 
appears from a copy which was taken from his father's register the only certificate he has ever had and 
hereto annexed that he hereby relinquishes any claim to a pension or annuity that he has never received any 
pension or annuity whatever that his name is not on the pension roll of the Agency of any State. Sworn to 
and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. 

Charles Waldrom 

[Peter WILLIAMSON, a clergyman, and Lemuel PRUITT gave supporting affidavits.] 

"This is to Sertify that Charles WALDROM a Soldier in Capt. Edward MOOR Company of Pitt County 
hasServed his term out agreeable to Law and is therefore Discharged from the service given under my 
hand this the 1 9th Day february 1 78 1 M. Dennis, Major Comd'g" 

"December the 30 Day 1781 

This is to Sertify that Charles WALDROM a Soalgier in Capt. Richard REAVES company of Pitt County 
has Served his time Out agreeable to Law and is therefore Discharged from the Service given under my 
hand by Order of Wm SHEPPARD Majr Commt. 

S/ Rich'd RTVEs, Capt." 



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John A. Manning Cypher Book, 1838-1866 

These are random notes found in the "John A. Manning Ciphering Book, bought of L S Johnson & Co 
Hamilton Feby 19th 1838 Cost $2.50." John Ashley Manning lived in Martin County, NC. This 
fantastic book is full of mostly mathematical tests and rules, but there are legal records, notations, 
bible records, and poetry. It was graciously lent to the editor to put into the Quarterly by Harold 
Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 



John A MANNING is my name America is my Nation North Carolina is my Dwelling place And 
Christ is my Salvation When this you See Remember me and bear me in your mind April 3d 1 838 
JAM 



March 24th 1843 I set this down for a memmorie of this cold & Cloudy March for there has not been 
exceeding 3 fine days in this month & the ground is frozen uppon as hard as it wil come by now is 
there any blooms put forth March 24th 1843 



State of North Carolina Martin Co. January 28th 1857 

The deepest snow thus fallen in this part of North Carolina since my recollection fell on 17th and 18th 
of the present month. It attained a depth of 14 or 15 inches deep on the level Roanoke River frozed 
across Sufficiently hard to afford good seating Persons passed from Plymouth to Edenton on the ice. 
A distance of Twenty miles I set this down for the instruction of my children John A. MANNING 

April 27th 1858 A Chronological account of the weather. Snow commenced falling April 26th 1858 
and continued to snow all night and the ground was literally covered with snow A circumstance 
almost without parallel in the annals of history This comes under my view Jno. A. MANNING 

April 28 1860 It has been the dryest this Spring that has been in many. Rain commenced falling last 
night and has continued to fall moderately through the day Jno A MANNING 

Monday March 18th 1861. It commenced hailing early in the morning and hailed and snowed untill 
Tuesday 12 o'clock The snow was 6 or 8 inches deep and very cold. J A MANNING 

April 17th 1864. This has been the coldest and wetest Spring has been in many. It has snow hailed 
and rained throughout March and April 



State of North Carolina Martin Co. July 3rd 1859 

Our Lands are so wet at this time that it is with difficulty that we can Plough. It is raining at this time 
The probability is that crops will be much injured by the wet 

This is the 83rd anniversary of American Independance. The weather is quite cool for the season— We 
have had rain in abundance for the last two weeks It is so wet the growing crops are much injured 
&C corn at this time is worth $5 pr Bbl July 4th 1 859. 



April 29th 1 860 We have it quite rainy to day for the first since Febuary 



July 4th 1860 Celebration at Hamilton The weather is very dry & hot 



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July 18th 1860. Sun was eclipsed but very slightly to day. This year is remarkable for Hail Storms- 
Crops are generally sorry 



Jno A MANNING his fathers house in Martin County North Carolina Nov. 10th 1 840 Went to the 
State of Mississippi Yazoo County and left [FADED] Bentons? the Prirciple? place of Residence 
Novr. 17th 1841 and arrived home at his fathers on the 17th day of Deer 1841 was absent one year 
One Month and Seven days 



Undated rough draft of Will of John A. MANNING of Martin County mentions wife Elizabeth; 

sons: Allen A., Warren G., Marcom, Thaddeus K., and Henry D. MANNING; daughters, Martha, A. 
V., and Mary H. MANNING. 



An indenture dated Jan. 1, 1863 between Dennis RAWLS Admr. of Elizabeth JOHNSON deed, of 
Martin Co., NC and John A. MANNING of Martin Co., NC for $12 paid by Manning for one cart 
body, cart wheels, one pair of haines, backsaddle etc. 
Witness: J. J. RAWLS 



An account of sale of the property belonging to Milly MATHEWS dee'd., sold by John A. 
MANNING Admr. Feb. 1, 1864 on a credit of six months 



An Inventory and acct. of Sale of the property belonging to Wm A WHITFIELD deed sold by Jno A 
MANNING Admr. Deer. 5th 1866 on a credit of six months 
1 Ox yoke to Lewis A. WHITFIELD .05 
1 Gun to Lewis A. WHITFIELD 10.20 

Interest in Bus .75 
Interest in 2 Horses .05 
Interest in residence chattels property .55 

$11.60 



Compliments of J G CROFTON to Miss Ida ROBERSON asking to Call on her night 700 Dec 22the 
1889 



You are Respectfully invited to attend a dance at Mr J R EDMONDSON Friday Night Dec 12th 1889 



Col. Jesse J. Baker Dead, 1886 

Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., Nov. 4, 1886 

It is with pain that we announce the death of one of Goldsboro's oldest and most respected citizens, 
Col. Jesse J. BAKER. The sad event occurred at 5 o'clock Monday evening, while he was in 
discharge of his duty attending the collection of taxes at the Court House. Colonel had been in feeble 
health for some time, suffering from heart disease, but his death was unexpected, and on the day of 
his death he had seemed more cheerful than he had been for several days. His sudden death was a 
shock to this entire community, where he was uniformly esteemed and respected. He was a native of 
Pitt county, but had lived here the greater part of his life. His age was 74. Col. BAKER will be greatly 
missed by our citizens, and this entire community extends to his bereaved family the sincerest 
sympathy in this hour of affliction. The funeral which took place yesterday, was largely attended, 
under the auspices of the masonic fraternity. 



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Josiah Nelson/Andrew Vinson, Insolvent Debtors 

Found in CR 079.928.16, Pitt County Misc. Records; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Josiah Nelson, Insolvent Debtor, 1858 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Josiah NELSON applying for the benefit Act of Assembly allowing poor debtors the following 
articles we S. COX Jp. Wm COX Will H SMITH & B BLAND freeholders do herby lay off & allot 
to the said Josiah NELSON viz his working appearels arms for muster one wheel two pr. Cards one 
loom one bible one hymn Book one prayer Book and Schools Books the property of the defendant 
one Cow & Calf family tools for one laborer one bed & bed Stead & Covering for every two members 
of the family 

We also Lay off the following articles which does not exceed fifty Dollars 



one bed 5 0/ 5.00 

2 chest 2 2/6 3 trunks 2 0/6 2 Tables 1 of fat Stand & baker? 3 0/ 8 55 

Crockery wear Knives & forks 3 5/1 Lot Trunfrey 15/ 5 00 

Cooking utensils 4 0/ Tubs &c 2/6 bucket & wash pan 5/ 4 75 

1 Lot meal & pork Bbls 5/ c. waggon 7 0/ 1 Sow & Shoat 6 0/ 13. 50 

one Cradle 5/ and other articles to tedious to mention 50 



if any to the Amount of fifty Dollars + additions to the articles at cash valuation 
Given under our hands & seal this this 24th July 1858 

Sylvester COX JP {Seal} 
William COX Sr {Seal} 
Barnes BLAND (Seal} 
WmH. SMITH {Seal} 



Andrew Vinson, Insolvent Debtor, 1860 

State of North Carolina Pitte Co} 

I wer as Felix BRAXTON one of the actm J esties of the Peace Being Called on By Andrew 
VINSON to Summons three freeholdders to lay of and assine to him the following articles which the 
law Exe mpe from e xcuton the following Articles waring app eare ls working tools armes for muster 1 
wheel 1 par of Cards 1 loom 2 Beds and Bedsteds 1 Cow and Calf 10 Bushels of Corn 50 Pond of 
Porke 

Property as the Free holdders apponted Porte of Such debters famaly Such other property nonte 

exceding 50 dollars 

1 Cow and Calf Eighte dollar 

1 Saw 5 dollars 

1 GrinStone 1 dollar and a half 

25 Pond of Porke at 10 Sents Per Ponde 

This Schugule Contanes a true accounte of all the Propperty wee finde 

Janaury 19 1860. Fenner NELSON 

Thomas TRIPP 
Jessee [or Jep w] STOCKS 



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Clay Root District Tax List, 1852 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original Tax List found in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection, 
#145, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

[NOTE SOME NAMES OUT OF LETTER ORDER] 



Persons names White Poll Black Pole Acres Land valuation 



Adam*? Tames Senor 






322 


600 


Adams Anna 




1 


260 


260 


Adams Tames Tuner 


1 








Adams Tesse 


1 








Adams T)avid limner 


1 








Adams FYvrman 


1 










1 




inn 

luU 


i nn 


Buck Edweard 


1 


2 


900 


1800 


DUvK QC V Clilvia 


One Stud horse 




ouu 


Clark WeeVs N 


1 


1 


147 




dlfHITYlflTl TlflVld 

v^iiapii s i ail \jo. v wx 




8 




i nnn 


Clnflf T 5*111 f*C 




1 


1 ^8 
1 JO 


J 10 


Chapman, Alford 






220 


460 


Clark WUliamH 


1 


3 


364 


650 


Campbell Salley 










Clark LydiaM 




2 


289 


533 


Clark T nvpv 




2 






Chapman Furneford 






842 


1550 


Clark Lydia 




1 






Clark David 


1 


3 


464 


450 


Clark Wyatt 


1 


3 


464 


450 


Clark Selina 










Chapman Edward 


1 


10 


555 


1600 


Elks James 


1 








Edwards Thomas 






571 


500 


Edwards William 




8 


251 


1000 


Edwards William H 






330 


200 


Edwards Amariah A 


1 








Ervin Hill 


1 








Fornes Thomas 




1 


337 


400 


Gardner William 










Greene Allen 


1 








Jones Redding 


1 








Haddock Burten 











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Persons names 



White Poll Black Pole Acres Land valuation 



McKinney David 










Smith Abner 


1 








Smith Lewis H 


1 


2 


252 


1000 


Smith Hardy J 






225 


250 


Smith Hannah 










Stokes Hardy 


1 




244 


304 


Smith Dennis C 


1 


6 


496 


1 ACkC 


Smith John A 


1 








Smith Lewis H Ex Ad 




I 


63U 


lUou 


Smith, Cornelius 










Venters Washington 


1 


2 


800 


1350 


Wetherington John 


1 




830 


1500 


Adams David 


1 


one Silver witch 




Heath Lewis S 


1 








Clark Salley 




3 


249 


622 



Blount Hall Lost To Flames, 1963 

Daily Reflector, Thurs., March 7, 1963 

18th Century House Burns During Night 

Old Pitt Building Is Lost To Flames 

GPJFTON — Blount Hall, one of Pitt County's oldest landmarks burned last night. The building, 
constructed about 1753 by Jacob BLOUNT, was believed to have been the oldest house in the county. 
In its day it was a popular gathering place for the socially and politically prominent, and one legend 
says that George Washington once spent the night there. 

The fire was of undetermined origin, Fire Chief Wilbur MURPHY said. Negro tenant James 
BROCK and his family, who have been living in the house, were not at home when the fire occurred. 
Firemen reached the scene about 7:30 p.m., but found the blaze out of control. 

The house and surrounding land were owned by Sam MCLAWHORN Jr. of Grifton. 

Blount Hall was located at the end of a half-mile dirt road leading off N.C. Highway 1 1, about 
one mile north of Grifton. The two-story frame building consisted of six rooms and a large hall. 

BLOUNT came to Pitt County (then part of Craven County) in 1752 and was influential as a 
member of the state assembly and a practicing justice of the peace. The then state capitol was New 
Bern, just 40 miles away. 

The home boasted a fine race track and an adequate wine cellar, and many varied activities were 
carried on there, history says. Even up to a few years ago, Blount Hall was described in a feature story 
in The Daily Reflector as well preserved. 

It was the center of rich tobacco farmland in recent years. 

"Our community hated awfully bad to lose it," MURPHY commented. He said the major part of 
the fire seemed to be in the upstairs of the building. 

In 1949, a historical marker was placed on the east side of Highway 1 1 at the point where the 
dirt road leads to the site. 



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Martin County CSA Volunteers, 1861 



This was found among random records found in the "John A. Manning Ciphering Book, bought of L 
S Johnson & Co Hamilton Feby 19th 1838 Cost $2.50." John Ashley Manning lived in Martin 

County, NC. This fantastic book is full of mostly mathematical tests and rules, but also contains legal 
records, notations, bible records, and poetry. It was graciously lent to the editor to copy into the 
Quarterly by Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

State of North Carolina Martin County Dist No 7 May 22nd 1 861 

Below you will find a list of the Volunteers names in Dist No 7, who volunteered to defend the 
constitutional right of the Confederate States of America 
Viz 1 Jno Everette} 

2 James B. Everette} 

3 Wm H. Everette } Sons of T. E. Everette 

4 James R Hoard 

5 Ed. Hedricks 

6 Dawson Page 

7 Joseph R Page 

8 Wm G Andrews 

9 Warren D Andrews 

10 Wm Wallace Andrews 

1 1 James O. Keel 

12 Harmon Mathews 

13 SethCoburn 

14 Wm Bland 

15 James Bland 

16 Henry Williams} These were raised in Pitt County 

17 Robert Williams} " " " 

18 Josiah Williams} " " " 

19 N. H. L. Gray 

20 James B. Mathews 

21 Wm Scott 

22 Jno B. Scott 

23 Wm C.Powell 

24 Abner D. Haislep 

25 Joseph Martin 

26 Wm B Martin 

27 Albert Coburn 

28 Henry Everett 

29 WmS.Osburn 

30 Joseph Holliday 

31 David Stokes 

32 John H. Smith 

33 Joseph White} in Capt Jenkins Company 

34 WmF. Hoard} " " " 

35 Miles B. Stalls} " " " 

36 WmR Nelson} " " " 

37 Jno H S Nelson} " " " 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1862 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for May-August 1862, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East 
Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Wednesday May7th 1862 [continued] 

Alfred MCGLAWHORN had relinquished his right to administer on the estate of Gracy MERRILLS 
deed, to H. S. CLARK, who is ordered to appoint Adms. of the estate of the deceased upon entering 
into bond of $5,000 with Hugh A. SUTTON and James J. PERKINS as securities. Bond given and 
administrator qualified, [p. 49] 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions May Term 1862 

A Paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Aaron COX deceased and is in the 

words and figures following to wit: 

In the name of God amen I Aaron COX of the State of North Carolina and Pitt County being weak in 
body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and 
testament After paying all of my just debts, I lend unto my wife the plantation on which she now live 
also all all my negroes stock of all kinds and all my other property remaining to her during her natural 
life for her own and sole use 

After her death it is my will and desire for my Son Jesse A. COX to have the plantation on which he 
now lives (and for which I am to pay) to have and to hold him and his heirs forever 
I also give to my Son Hyland COX the plantation I now live after his mothers death to have and to 
hold to him and his heirs forever 

The remainder of my property which is left to my wife during her life I wish to be equally divided 
between all my female children with this exception, deduct from the share to Sophia HARDYS 
whatever amount I have or may have to pay for her husband James HARDY and also deduct from 
Sarah COX'S Share whatever amount I may have paid or may hereafter have to pay to her husband 
Jesse COX and of Phily HARDY (wife of Isaac HARDY) I lend unto them and to be managhed by 
their use by my friend W J BLOW (whom I hereby make and appoint trustee for that purpose and 
after the death of my aforesaid daughters or either of them then I give it to their lawful heirs bora of 
their bodies. And no part of which property is either of this household have the control or 
management of. I hereby appoint my wife Sarah COX Executrix to this my last will and testament 
And if from a fair valuation of all my property after my wifes death the land which I have given unto 
my two sons should not be equal to the Shares of my daughters, then for them to be made equal by so 
much of the personal property as will be required 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the first day of November Anno 
Domini 1856 

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of Aaron (his mark) COX {Seal} 

Thomas ROYALL 
W. J. BLOW 
Thomas COX 
[p. 51] 

Issue founded in probate in open Court by Sally COX the widow & W. J. BLOW Trustee therein 
named Whereupon Isaac HARDY & Elizabeth his wife & Joseph R MILLS & Susan his wife two of 
the heirs at Law and next of kin of the said Aaron COX came into court and contested the probate 
thereof and say that the same is no Will of the said Aaron COX or any part thereof And therefore the 
Court directs the following issue to be made up and submitted to a jury-Is the Said paper Writing or 
any part thereof, and if so what part is the last will and testament of the said Aaron COX or not also 
ordered by the Court that the said Paper Writing be filed with the clerk of court upon motion It is 



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ordered by the Court that Thomas COX be appointed Administrator he entering bond of $25,000 with 
Thomas CANNON, T. R. CHERRY and W. J. BLOW as sureties. Bond given and Administrator 
qualified. 

Thursday May 8th 1862 Court met according to adjournment 
Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, H. S. CLARK, Caleb CANNON 

Friday May 9th 1862 Court met according to adjournment 
Present} H. S. CLARK 

Saturday May 10th 1862 Court met according to adjournment 
Present} H. S. CLARK, B. G. ALBRITTON, John A. HARRINGTON 

This is to certify that I hereby relinquish my right to administer in the Estate of my husband Dr. W. B. 
EBORN Deed to W. R DELANY May 10th 1862 

Attest Jas. Jno DANCY Bettie E. EBORN 

On motion the Court it is ordered that W R DELANY be appointed Admr upon the Estate of DR. W. 
B. EBORN deed upon his entering into bond of $60,000 with Rippon WARD and W. A. CHERRY as 
sureties, bond given and Admr qualified. 

On motion, It is ordered by the Court that a Writ be issued to the Sherriff of Pitt County commanding 
him to summon a Jury to allot to the Petitioner her Dower in the lands of her late husband, W. B. 
EBORN which said lands are described in her Petition according to act of Assembly in such cases 
made & provided. 

On motion, It is ordered by the Court that Jas. L. PAUL justice of the peace, W. A. CHERRY, T. R. 
CHERRY & G. A. DANCY be appointed commissioners to view the Estate of W. B. EBORN deed, 
and to allot & set apart to his Widow Elizabeth EBORN so much of the stock crop & provisions on 
hand as may be adequate to the support of herself and family for one year and if there shall not be a 
sufficiency on hand to afford such an allowance, then to assay the deficiency in money. Said 
Commissioners to return their Report under their hands & Seals at the next term of this Court. 



Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions held and 
began for the County of Pitt at the Court House in the Town of Greenville on the 14th day of 
Mayl862 

Present} David LAWRENCE, Jos Jno DANCY, M DICKINSON 

Ordered by the Court that W. H. SMITH be allowed to take out Special Adm upon the Estate of Asa 
STOCKS deed by his entering into bond of $2,000 with W. W. LITTLE & J. D. ALBRITTON as 
sureties, bond given and accepted by the Court, 
[p. 58] 

Greenville July 22 1862 

In obedience of an order made at the last May Term of said Court of Pleas & Quarter Session in the 

County of Pitt an Finance Committee met according to the order of said Court and set apart the 

following amounts to wit 

For the Poor of the County 1 500 

" " " Military Fund 3000 

BaUance to County Trustee 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the 
aforesaid Court began and held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in the Town of 
Greenville on the 13th day of July 1862 

Present} L P BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON, Enoch MOORE 



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Ordered by the Court that the following persons be appointed Inspectors for the following districts 

Falkland) Rich. WILLIAMS Esq., L. DEBERRY, W. R. WILLIAMS 

X Roads) Jacob JOYNER Esq., M. L. CARR, W. J. MO YE 

Griffiins) Caleb CANNON Esq., C. C. JENKINS, J. W. DAWSON 

Burneys) Jesse NOBLES Esq., T. M. WIGGINS, Spencer BROOKS 

Clay Root) Caleb SMITH Esq., W. A. QUINLEY, Edward BUCK 

Haddock) Thos. CANNON Esq., Silvester COX, G. B. ELLIS 

Tafts) W. J. LAUGHTNGHOUSE Esq., John L. DANIEL, John S. TAFT 

Greenville) W. A. MANNING, A. S. CLARK Esq., John S. SMITH, Joseph RINGGOLD, John J. 

CHERRY, J. H. FORBES 

Stancels) Henry STANCEL Esq., Willie STANCIL, H. G. PARKER 

Andrews) Eason JAMES Esq., Samuel BROWN, C. O. STATON 

Pactolus) L. G. LITTLE Esq., Jas. L. LANGLEY, Richd. WILSON 



State North Carolina Pitt County} 

Be it remembered at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County of Pitt 
at the Court House in Greenville on the first Monday in August 1862 
Present} Henry S. CLARK, L P BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON 

[p. 62] 



[EXTREMELY DIM AND DIFFICULT TO READ] 



Ordered R. A. HARDY be exempt from a double tax he go before the Clerk of Court and make proper 
entry of the same. 

Ordered that Malvinia C. BREWER is released from the payment of a double tax for the present year 
and the Clerk is directed to extend her name on the tax list as if payment given in. 

Ordered Reuben KINSAUL be permitted to give in his tax list for the present year to the Clerk of 
Court and he is hereby released from the payment of a double tax for failing to give in. 

On motion, John F. WILSON has failed to give in his list of taxation for the current year and has been 
charged with a double tax, and it appearing 

On motion, W. K. DELANY Admr. of W. B. EBORN be allowed to return the tax of EBORN and 
enlist the tax at the same time and be released from a double tax. 



On motion, Penny DEMBY be allowed to return her tax and enlist the taxables at the same time and 
be released from a double tax. 



Ordered that the Tax Collector for Pitt County refund to Daniel HILL Gdn. to Paullina DANIEL the 
amount collected from him for tax on a buggy which was improperly charged to the said ward. 

Ordered that the Tax Collector for Pitt County refund to William B ARNHJLL for tax overpaid by him 
Viz: $600 charged to him in money when he is entitled to pay only for $26 as given in by him 

On motion, Letters Administration on the estate of Asa STOCKS deceased granted to Will H. SMITH 
on he giving bond of $3,000 with John S. SMITH ? and J. L. DANIEL as sureties, bond given and 
Admr qualified, [p. 65] 

Ordered Edward WIGGINS be allowed to enlist his taxables and be released from a double tax. 



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Ordered Josiah HODGES be allowed to enlist his taxables and be released from a double tax. 
Ordered Guilford HARRIS be allowed to enlist his taxables and be released from a double tax. 
Tuesday August 5th 1862 

Present} Henry S. CLARK, L P BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON 
[p. 66] 

Ordered Benjamin BELCHER be allowed to enlist his taxables and be released from a double tax. 

On motion ordered that the Tax Collector for Pitt County shall deduct from Amos EVANS tax on that 
amount on $1,414 money as listed against him, as he gave in no money or amount. 

Ordered by the Court that the office heretofore occupied by the Register & Known as the Registers 
office be occupied by the Clerk of the Superior Court until it is otherwise ordered & it is further 
ordered that the several public officers be permitted to move the records of their respective offices 
wherever necessary to such places of safety as they may select. 

[EXTREMELY DEVI AND DIFFICULT TO READ] 

Ordered B. F. MOORE be allowed to enlist his taxables and be released from a double tax. 

Ordered Timothy BAKER be allowed to enlist his taxables and be released from a double tax. 

Ordered that the poll tax of Benjamin MANNING be remitted and the tax collector be informed. 

Moses T. MO YE, one of the executors named in the will of Abram D. MO YE Deed, which was 
admitted to probate at the November Term 1861 of this Court comes into Court and asks leave to 
qualify as executor to said Will. He was qualified as such. [p. 68] 

North Carolina} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions August Term 1862 

A paper purported to be the Will of Caleb CANNON deed, attested by Lewis J. EDWARDS and Wm. 
W. TUCKER subscribing witnesses, was offered for probate by Elizabeth NELSON, executrix. Will 
ordered to be filed and the executrix enter bond of $9,000 with Will J. LAUGHTNGHOUSE and F. B. 
SATTERTHWAITE as sureties and is qualified according to law. [p.68] 

On motion ordered that Letters Administration on the estate of Lemuel LANGLEY deed, be issued to 
Jos. H. (W?) LANGLEY on he giving bond of $2,400 with David LANGLEY and James 
LANGLEY as sureties, bond given and Admr qualified, [p. 69] 

Ordered that Joseph H. LANGLEY Admr. of Lemuel LANGLEY deed, have leave to sell the 
perishable property belonging to the estate. 

Ordered by the Court that Administration on the estate of James H. RODGERS deed, be granted to B. 
G. ALBRITTON on he giving bond of $4,000 with J. J. CHERRY and J. B. CHERRY as sureties, 
bond given and Admr qualified, (p. 69] 

North Carolina Pitt County} August Term 1862 

A paper purported to be the Will of Jesse CHAPMAN deed, by the oath of Lewis H. SMITH one of 
the subscribing witnesses, and he is now in the State of Virginia. Ordered the Will be filed and 
recorded. At the same time Polly CHAPMAN the executrix named in the will came to court and 
qualified as such by entering bond of $5,000 with Lewis H. SMITH and John L. DANIEL as sureties. 

Ordered that Will G. PHILLIPS be appointed Administrator to the estate of John M. PHILLIPS deed, 
by entering bond of $400 with Thomas PHILLIPS and Jesse SMITH as sureties, bond given and 
Admr qualified, [p. 70] 



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A paper purported to be the Will of William R. FRIZZLE deed, was produced in open Court proved 
by the oaths of Caleb CANNON and Jesse HART the two subscribing witnesses. Ordered the Will be 
filed and recorded. Charles RODGERS the executor named in the Will came to court and denounced 
his right to qualify. Ordered Edward CARMAN be appointed Admr. to said estate. He giving bond of 
$40,000 with Charles RODGERS, Edward R COWARD and Jesse HART as sureties, bond given 
and Admr qualified, [p. 71] 

Elizabeth NELSON executrix of Caleb NELSON deed, returns an inventory of the estate. 

Thomas J. SHEPPARD Admr. of Fredrick MOBLEY deed, returns acct. of sales. 

Adams CORBET Admr. of Edmon EDWARDS dee'd. returns acct. of sales. 

Sherrod & George BELCHER executors of Benjamin BELCHER dee'd. returns acct. of sales. 



Wednesday August 6th day 1862 Court met according to adjournment 
Present} Henry S. CLARK, L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON 
[p. 66] 

Ordered Martha W. FORBES be appointed guardian to Silas D. FORBES by her entering bond of 
$5,000 with William A. MANNING and Calvin EVANS as her sureties, bond given and accepted. 

Ordered by the Court that Easton JAMES be appointed Administrator on the estate of Will S. 
BULLOCK deed, (the widow of said BULLOCK relinquished her right to the Administration in open 
court) and JAMES enters into bond of $2,200 with W. H. PERKINS and B. G. ALBRITTON as 
sureties, bond given and Admr qualified. 

Ordered Henry S. CLARK be appointed guardian to James C. MCGLAWHORN, Warren J. 
MCGLAWHORN, Alley E. MCGLAWHORN children of Alfred MCGLAWHORN deed, on giving 
bond of $200 with J. J. PERKINS and H. A. SUTTON as her sureties, bond given and accepted. 

Report of allotting Elizabeth EBORN her years provisions from the estate of W. B. EBORN deed. 

Ordered that a notice issue to the overseers of the County Roads in Districts No. 71 No. 1 requiring 
them hereafter to keep in the order required by law so much of the Plank Road as lies in their districts 
& has been used by the Public at large as a part of the County Road. [p. 73] 

Ordered that a notice issue to the Bridge Commissioners of Andersons & Cross Roads districts 
directing & authorizing them to keep in repair as other public bridges in the County the Bridge across 
Little Contentnea Creek that was built by the Plank Road Company, Joseph L. BALLARD & Moses 
JOYNER proprietors of the Land on each bank of said Stream being present in Court and consenting 
to this order. Ordered further that Said Commissioners report to the next term of this Court their 
estimate of the value of such portion of the material of the present Bridge as they may make use of in 
rebuilding or in making the necessary repairs. 

Ordered by the Court that notice issue to the several persons in the County who are Executors of the 
estates not settled and who have not given bonds for the faithful discharge of their trusts to be and 
appear at the next term of this court prepared to give such bond with two good securities each. 



(To Be Continued) 



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Civil War Letters of Mathias Harvey 

The following letters, many undated, were written by Mathias Harvey and his wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) 
Gatlin Chapman Harvey and other family members during the Civil War. These letters were typed 
from the original letters by the late Lt. Col. John Harvey Linton of Winterville, NC. The original 
letters are in the Harvey family in Florida. The typed version of the letters came with the Lt. Col. John 
Harvey Linton genealogical papers given to PCFR. According to notes with the letters, on June 23rd 
1862, Mathias Harvey of Lenoir County enlisted in a NC Cavalry Regiment only to be rejected 
probably for age. Had he been accepted he would have served with his future son-in-law, Eldridge 
McDaniel. After being rejected for the regular cavalry, he enlisted on June 9th 1863 as a Sgt. in 
Whitford's Regiment, a local Partison Ranger Battalion. These letters were written while he served in 
eastern North Carolina with that unit and its successors. The letters were passed between the Harvey's 
by family slaves. The bracketed italic notes are by Lt. Col. John Harvey Linton. 



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[UNDATED] 

Dear Lizzie 

As we are going to have a grand time down here to morrow I would be pleased to see you 
down here. Come and bring Miss Sue Rifles with you if you can conveniently. Give all the girls up 
there an invitation to come, we are going to have a band of musick. If you don't come I will try and be 
up Sunday evening and go to Goldsboro Monday. Very Respt 

M Harvey 

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Dear Lizzie 9. Oclock 

I was truly sorry I had to disappoint you, but you must take all things easy in these war times 
and hope the time will not be long before this cruel war will be over and then we will be better 
prepared to live more for each others comfort with the experience we have. We have had orders to 
day to cook 4 days rations and I think our destination will be Barrington's Ferry. 
So farewell till I see you again. Respectfully 

Your Loving Husband 

[NOTE: Barrington's Ferry is present day Bridgeton across Neuse River from New Bern, NC] 



[UNDATED] 
Mr. M Harvey 
Care of Capt Jones 
Whitford's Regiment N Carolina 



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Dear Mattie 

Sal sent this letter today soon after you left — I would send Sime down there with a cask and 
let him bring the lard or bacon if you can get any if you had any money to buy it with but I know you 
havent any so I will send him back home and write to Sal to bring or send some money. I think you 
had better get some for us (bacon) if you can. Your Affectionate Wife 

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Sunday Night 

Dearest Mattie 

We reached home safe at 2 O'clock the horse stopped at Mr Rouse's and I sent M back to the 
Church after Mr Aldridge and he whipped her she never stopped anymore. Mattie your soldier pants 
need working on so I will send you these they will last you till the last of the week I will send your 
others when Jim goes to Father's after corn which will be Tuesday or Wednesday send the brown 



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pants home I will send you this skein of thread if it will do to make shoes you can let Harrison take it 
to make our shoes. Make Harrison finish Mary's by Wednesday. Good night dearest Mattie. 

Your Affectionate Lizzie 
[NOTE: The Mr. Aldridge mentioned was probably Mattie's brother-in-law Lemuel Aldridge who 
married Eliza Harvey. Mattie's father was Thomas Harvey] 

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Coward's Bridge Sept 4th/63 

Dear Lizzie, 

I think it will be best for me to take Conn's mare. You will need a horse occasionally. If you 
want her you may send Jim after her or get Mr. Archbell to bring her this evening. 

Very Respectfully 
M Harvey 

[NOTE: Mr. Archbell was Lizzie's aunt Caroline Chapman's husband, William James Archbell] 
Coward's Bridge is the present day Grifton [RK] 

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Oct 17dt 1863 

Dear Mattie 

As I have an opportunity I will write you a few lines and send you a leter from Adolph and a 
newspaper I sent you two by Mr Archbell. We are well and getting along as such. I have not sent to 
mill yet but will send next week I have enough meal to last till them we were so busy and the weather 
was so bad I did not have any corn shelled. Mat tie I loaned John BANKS the buggy to go down to 
his father's yesterday he is to bring it back tomorrow. Mattie if you cant come home today come next 
week and I will try to come see you week after next to father's. Hope you are well and will come soon 
we all send our love and many kisses from the children. 

Your Affectionately 
Lizzie 

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Mr. Mathias Harvey 

Becton's Old Field Friday Nov 6th 1 863 

Dearest Mattie 

I received your note and the carpet bag I sent your soldier pants to father's Tuesday by Jim 
he brought the barrel of flour one barrel of corn and Allen home with him. Mattie I heard you were 
looking for lard so I will send you a bucket full to last till next week then I bring you more also more 
cloths. I would send the cloths today but reckon you had rather wait till I come. If you can come 
before next Friday do so if not I will come then. I hope your company will stay where it is all winter. 
Hoping you are well and getting along well I will send you many kisses from our babies. 
Goodbye dearest Mattie From your Affectionate Wife 

[Written on same paper in reply....] 

Sunday Nov 8dt 1863 

My Dear Lizzie 

I rec'd your note Saturday. I would have been glad to see you here today. I feel rather 
loabsome although in a large crowd I hardly think I shall come before the 4dt Saturday or Sunday. If 



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the weather is favorable I will be pleased to see you down here next Friday but if the weather is not 
pleasant I would not turn out with the children if you should come down bring me a bag of flower. I 
want Allen to come as soon as he is able, so farewell till I see you again and kiss my babies for me. 

Respectfully 

Your Loving Husband 

If Mr Fife should go to the Institute before I go home let him have some lard at $1 .50 per pound let 
him have as much as you think you can spare. M. H. 

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9/20/63 Coward's Bridge 

Dearest Mattie 

Mr Archbell brought the horse yesterday as you requested and Mode took her and carried the 
buggy to Kinston today to be mended. I would go with Mode & Rad as far as Father's tomorrow but 
Adolph id here and wants to be sent to Mosely Hall in the morning (which I hope will be the last time 
for the next three months anyhow) and Uncle Stephen is here going to Greenville tomorrow and then 
Mode & Rad to fix off so I think by the time I get them off I will be tired enough to sit down. 
Mattie mother wrote here that she would send a horse next week here so Sue and I can go down there 
don't you think it would be better for you to come and carry us down there and let her send us back, if 
you think so don't send this note to mother but write one to her if not send it on. 
Mattie I will send you two pears Noah sent me he also sent me some candles. I will cut a small piece 
of your bread for mother as she is sick and it is so nice and good. I must close now both children are 
well and asleep so good night my dear Mat tie Affectionately Lizzie 

[NOTE: Mr. Archbell is Lizzie's uncle. Mode is a Whitehurst cousin. Rad is her brother, Radford 
Chapman. Mosely Hall is now the town of LaGrange, NC. Uncle Stephen is Lizzie's uncle, Stephen 
Ernul. Noah is Lizzie's brother] 

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Jan22rd 1864 

My Dearest Mattie 

You requested me to write you how Nance is she is nearly the same as when you left has 
blisters broken out all over her legs and keep running all the time the doctor did not come to see her as 
promised, Mrs. Pridgen told me of a Mrs Hooker that could cure the dropiz I have written to her and 
will get an answer soon. We are getting along very well I have been very busy getting my cloth in the 
loom since you left which seems a long time. Mode Whitehurst is here came today and is going back 
today he is on business for his father. There is no news in the village. I will send you a colored shirt 
and you can get the white from father's if you rather have it also some lard. Would like to have 
something else to send you but haven't at present. I will close now and write more nextr time hoping 
to see you soon untill then I hope you will try to be content and be well I will go to father's next 
Friday if I can. With much love from us all and many kisses from the babies. 

I remain your loving Lizzie 

[Written on same paper in reply....] 
Dear Lizzie 

I rec'd yours today and was glad to hear from home. Your Mother sent me a basket of baked 
potatroes and sausages by Henry Chapman Saturday. They are all well. If you want to come next 
Friday tell Jim to carry the mule u for you next Thursday evening and send me word if you come. I 
send you a bag of rice by Jim. With many respects I remain your ever loving husband 

[NOTE: Nance was evidently one of the black slave women of the household and Jim was a black 
man owned by Mathias Harvey who throughout the war ran errands between Lizzie, Thomas Harvey, 
Mathias Harvey and his wife Julia Chapman Harvey. Mrs. Pridgen was a neighbor near Institute 
where Lizzie was with Mathias Harvey's half brother, Amos Harvey , during most of the Civil War. 



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Mrs. Hooker was probably kin to Amos Harvey's wife, who was a Hooker before her marriage to 
him. Henry Chapman was Lizzie's brother and mother was Julia Ann Ernul Chapman.] 

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Dear Lizzie 

I got to Father's just in time to save myself We had a tremendous rain. I got to the camp this 
morning and found the company all ready to move down to Swift's Creek. I have got two suits of 
cloths along with me and when you come down to your mother's you had better bring some more. I 
cant tell how long the company will stay there. I can have my dirty cloths washed at your mother's 
and the two suits I have got with me will last me some time if you should not come to bring any. I 
have no time to write any more so good bye till I see you again. 

Your Affectionate Husband 

[NOTE: Swift Creek is present day Vanceboro, NC. Mother is Julia Ann Ernul Chapman.] 

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My Dear Mattie 

Mr Hardee sent the fodder yesterday and the boy that brought it told me his master was 
going down to camp today and cook you some cakes and bread to send by and when he came along 
this morning he said he was going to Kinston I felt very much disappointed. I was pleased when Allen 
came so he could carry the things to you I will not send you any cloths except a shirt for I don't expect 
you will put them on if I do. Try and come home Thursday and go to Goldsboro Friday and go to 
Mother's Saturday or Sunday I will wait till Friday for you if Rad & Mode don't come before. I am 
busy making my dress. Mary says send Pa some cakes and tell him to kiss me and Bud Joe. He certain 
to come next weel if I didn't go there first — Good bye. Your Loving Wife 

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Friday 2rd 1864 

Dear Lizzie 

I send you two shad I reckon you woul like to hear some good news, but I cant get a word to 
send you. The last I heard of our Regiment it was 3 miles below Swift's Creek Village on the way to 
Barrington Ferry. I learn they were going to attack the Fort this evening. I learn that Col Shaw was 
killed at Batchelor Creek Monday morning Very Respt 

I still remain at camp with a small Squadd Your Loving Husband 

[NOTE: on Feb. 4, 1864 Confederate troops captured the Federal gunboat "New Bern. "] 

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Feb 7th 1864 

My Dearest Mattie 

As Jim is here I will write you a few lines to let you know we have not been entirely blown 
away by the windy weather. We are getting along as usual. I received the you sent me would not ask 
if we were pleased with them could you have seen us eating them. Jim came by today to get some salt 
for Nance hope you were not displeased my sending her to father's he and Aunt Nancy both told me 
to do it. Mr. Pridgen, Sal & Adolph has moved to Goldsboro to live. I have good news for you when I 
see you but will not write it I hope you will come soon to hear it I want to see you very much and will 
expect you next Friday or Saturday with much love and many kisses from the babies 
I remain your ever loving wife 

[NOTE: Aunt Nancy is Nancy LYON McCoy, Mathias Harvey's mother's sister. Sal & Adolph are 
Lizzie's aunt and uncle.] 

(To be Continued) 



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F.C. Martin Killed M. G. Manning, 1891 

The following are newspaper articles found in the Eastern Reflector newspaper concerning 
the trial of F. C. Martin for killing Mc. G. Manning near Bethel, Pitt County on Nov. 10, 1891 . 
According to James (Eddie) Beverly of Washington, NC, a great grandson of F. C. Martin, the 
family story says that after the trial, F. C. Martin was so frightened that the Mc G. Manning family 
or their friends might kill him, he hid out in the woods for a long period of time. 
His family would carry food out to him in the woods. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Murder Near Bethel 

The coroner's Jury Investigates the Case and say F. C. Martin is Culpable. 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 18, 1891 

Coroner H. F. KEEL was at the Rocky Mount fair last Tuesday, and when news came in town 
that evening of the killing of Mc. G. MANNING, Deputy Sheriff KING telegraphed the Coroner to 
come down to Bethel and hold an inquest over the body. Coroner KEEL summoned a jury and began 
his investigation next morning. The jury was composed of L. H. WILSON, S. A. GAINER, G. W. 
EDMUNDSON, T. T. CHERRY, Mc. G. FORD and T. B. KNIGHT. 

There was only one eye witness to the killing, and that was a 12-year old son of F. C. MARTIN, 
the man who committed the deed. This boy said he and his father were riding along the road and 
MANNING drove up behind them; that MANNING said to MARTIN "/ heard you said you were 
going to whip me, " and MARTIN asked "who told you so? "that MANNING said it made no 
difference who told him and got out of his buggy, took a rail from the fence and started toward 
MARTIN'S buggy. His father raised his gun and shot MANNING. When MANNING saw the gun he 
stopped, but his father shot him. 

Baker TAYLOR, John WARREN, S. M. JONES and W. W. HOUSE, who were among the first 
to arrive at the scene of the shooting, were examined by the Coroner and testified as to how they 
found MANNING. TAYLOR was the first to arrive. He lived nearby and heard the report of the gun. 
A few moments later both MANNING'S and MARTIN'S horses came ninning by his house. He went 
out and saw MARTIN coming down the road. MARTIN told him he had shot MANNING in self 
defense, that MANNING was advancing on him with a rail. MANNING was dead when TAYLOR 
reached him. All these witnesses testified that MANNING was lying flat of his back, his feet in the 
woods and his head in the edge of the road. A fence was on the opposite side of the road, a rail had 
been taken from this and was lying partially in the road. Right near where MANNING'S body lay was 
the print of where a buggy wheel cut out the road. The wound indicated that MARTIN must have 
been all of ten feet from MANNING when he fired the gun. 

After completing the examination the jury returned this verdict: "That the saidMc. G. MANNING 
came to his death by a gun shot wound, said gun being in the hands and discharged by F. C. 
MARTIN We further find that F. C. MARTIN is culpable. " 

The REFLECTOR is not prepared to say what the facts in the case are, but we have been told the 
majority of people in the community where the shooting took place believe it is a case of willful 
murder. The two men had a difficulty about a month previous to this in which MANNING bit off part 
of MARTIN'S ear, and MARTIN had since been heard to use the expression in speaking of 
MANNING "he's my meat. I'll have him yet. " Certainly he was not justified in killing MANNING in 
the manner he did. 

An officer went to look for MARTIN Tuesday night but he could not be found and is still in 
hiding. It is a sad occurrence and greatly to be deplored. Both these men were well connected and 
both with large families. It shows how men will sometimes let their passions so get the better of their 
judgment that in a moment of rashness they take the life of a fellow being, and in so doing ruin their 
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Surrendered 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 24, 1891 

Mr. F. C. MARTIN, who killed Mr. Mc. G. MANNING near Bethel, two weeks ago, came to 
Greenville last Thursday morning and surrendered himself to Sheriff TUCKER. He was placed in jail 
to await the action of the Grand Jury and Court at January term. 

Trial ofF. C.Martin 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 13, 1892 

The trial of F. C. MARTIN for killing M. G. MANNING has been set for Thursday. A venue of 
150 men from which to select the jury is being summoned. 

The Murder Trial 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 20, 1892 

The Trial of F. C. MARTIN for the killing of Mc. G. MANNING is in progress. The prosecution 
is being conducted by Solicitor WOODARD and Messers. Swift GALLOWAY, JARVIS & BLOW, 
SUGG & TYSON, while the defense is represented by Messers. LATHAM & SKINNER J. E. 
MOORE and J. D. MURPHY. The prisoner was carried into court Monday afternoon of last week and 
in answer to the bill of indictment pleaded not guilty. A venire of 150 men from which to select the 
jury was ordered and the case was set for Thursday. 

It was called about 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning when Maj. LATHAM for the defense 
offered a motion to quash the bill of indictment on the ground that one of the Grand Jurors who found 
the bill had a suit pending in court. Capt. GALLOWAY for the State objected to the motion on the 
ground that it was offered too late, as the prisoner had already been in court and pleaded. The 
argument over this lasted about two hours and was engaged in by the two attorneys mentioned and 
also by Solicitor WOODARD and Messers. MOORE and MURPHY. A number of Supreme Court 
decisions were referred to showing that the matter at this stage was entirely discretionary with the 
Court and Judge BRYAN would not grant the motion but decided that the case should proceed. 

After recess for dinner the selecting of the jury commenced and consumed the remainder of the 
day. The following were selected to sit upon the case: J. W. SMITH, J. H. JOYNER, G. W. 
BULLOCK, S. S. JACKSON, W. C. BURNEY, W. H. WHICHARD, J. W. PAGE, J. H. MANNING, 
Orlando BLOUNT, William WORTHINGTON, A. J. SIMONDS and M. A. ROBINSON. 

The examination of State witnesses began Friday morning and continued two days when the State 
rested the case. Monday morning the defense began introducing its testimony and had not closed at 
this writing, Tuesday afternoon. The case is being strongly contested on both sides, some technicality 
bring forth frequent argument between the counsel, which necessarily makes progress slow. 

We heard some old men about the Court House say they never saw a case proceed so slowly. No 
definite idea can be had as to when the case will close. 

The Murder Trial 

Closes After Eight Days With a Verdict of Not Guilty 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 27, 1892 

When the REFLECTOR closed its forms for the press last Tuesday evening the defense was still 
introducing and examining witnesses in the trial of F. C. MARTIN for the killing of Mc. G. 
MANNING. The defense closed its testimony Wednesday morning and the State called a few more 
witnesses. In all forty-seven witnesses testified in the case, twenty for the State and twenty-seven for 
the defense. Nearly all the latter were character witnesses testifying to the reputation of MANNING, 
the deceased, for raising disturbances and brawls. The burden of their testimony was that he was 
quick-tempered and fussy when drinking but peaceable when sober. 

The only eye witoess to the killing was a little son of MARTIN. The prisoner, who was allowed 
to go on the stand, and his son both testified that MANNING drove up behind them on the road, 
spoke to MARTIN about hearing that he wanted to whip him (MANNING), got out of his buggy, 
took a rail from the fence and started towards MARTIN'S buggy. MARTIN stepped out of his buggy, 
took his gun out and shot MANNING and left him lying in the edge of the road. 

The State took the ground that MANNING was shot while sitting in his buggy and that his body 
was thrown out by the horse becoming frightened at the report of the gun and running away. Parties 



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first arriving at the scene and testifying as to the location of the body and the wound, the location of 
various objects that were thrown from the buggy, the distance these objects were found from the 
body, the course taken by the buggy while the horse was running, and the absence of any signs of shot 
in the rail with which MARTIN claimed MANNING was making the attack, made circumstances 
point strongly that way, so much so that there was a general opinion that the jury would return at least 
a verdict of manslaughter. This evidence being of a circumstantial nature it was not thought probalble 
by many that the verdict would be guilty of murder. 

The REFLECTOR would like to publish the testimony in full and let the reader form his own 
conclusion from it, but it is so long that two or three weeks would be required to give it all, therefore 
we cannot undertake it. 

Wednesday afternoon the argument by the counsel before the jury was opened by Capt. Swift 
GALLOWAY for the State, followed by Col. SKINNER for the defense, then by Col. SUGG for the 
State and Mr. J. D. MURPHY for the defense. 

That night Maj. LATHAM spoke for the defense and Solicitor WOODARD for the State. 
Thursday morning Mr. J. E. MOORE made a long speech for the defense and was followed by Gov. 
JARVIS for the State who made the closing argument. He had not finished when court took a recess 
for dinner, and concluded his speech in the afternoon. Judge BRYAN then read over the testimony 
and delivered his charge to the jury. In closing his charge the Judge instructed the jury that they must 
bring in a verdict either guilty or not guilty of murder. From this charge the spectators could safely 
predict that the verdict would be, and there was little surprise when at opening of court Friday 
morning the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. 

The trial is the longest one upon the records of this county. Both sides had able counsel and there 
were frequent arguments during the progress of the case over every possible point of law to which 
objection could be raised. The trial would have been much longer had not the services of a 
stenographer been called in to take down the evidence. 

We could not get at the total cost of the case to Pitt county, but it will amount to considerably 
over a thousand dollars. 

Of course there is a division pof sentiment upon the result of all such trials, some believing the 
defendant guilty and some believing him not guilty, and this one was not an exception. However it 
was common rumor on the streets Friday that some of the jury had said their verdict would have been 
for manslaughter out for the positive instruction of the Judge in his charge. 

Threats of Violence 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 3, 1892 

On Monday a gentleman showed us a duplicate copy of a letter which he said had been received by F. 
C. MARTIN, who was recently tried for murder and acquitted, in which he was warned to leave the 
county in thirty days or take the consequences. The REFLECTOR hopes no efforts will be made to 
carry out the threats made in that letter. MARTIN was tried in open court, was acquitted and set free, 
and now in the eyes of the law his privileges are equal to those of any other citizen. If a wrong was 
done in his acquittal, as the unknown writers of the letter claim, another wrong added to it will not set 
the matter right. Any violence done to MARTIN now will be worse than wrong, and we do hope that 
no evil as that letter intimated will be perpetrated in Pitt County. 



Mrs. Dorcas Norris (1782-1863) 

The North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, Mar. 4, 1863 

Died, in this City, on the 24th inst., at the residence of her son, B. H. NORRIS, Mrs. Dorcas NORRIS, 
in the 82d year of her age. The deceased was born in Pitt County, N.C., on the 10th of February, 1782, 
but at the time of her death was a citizen of Harnett County. She leaves behind three children and 
twenty six grand children to mourn their loss. She had been a consistent member of the Primitive 
Baptist Church for many years, during which time she gave constant evidence of her Christian 
character. 



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Martin County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Martin County Court House, Williamston, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



John Henry EUBANKS, b. Dec. 12, 1853 Pitt Co., d. Jan. 1, 1914 in Hamilton twsp.; buried Pitt Co. 
F: John Henry EUBANKS, b. NC Postmaster and grocer 

M: Lydia DAVENPORT, b. NC 

Hazel Deans HJGHSMITH, b. Dec. 31, 1909, d. Aug. 27, 1911 ; buried near Stokes, NC 

F: B. A. HIGHSMITH, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Margarete E. OVERTON, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Drupina BELL, b. Aug. 1841 Martin Co., d. Aug. 28, 1911 Robersonville; buried Robersonville 
F: Aldridge ANDREWS, b. Martin Co. 
M: Harriet ROBERSON, b. Martin Co. 

Mrs. Sallie Jane MOORING, b. Jan. 5, 1862 Pitt Co., d. Jan. 3, 1913 of TB; buried Robersonville 
F: Jesse BARNHILL, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Louise MOORE, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Julia F. ROBERTSON, b. Apr. 1835 Pitt Co., d. June 7, 1913 in Robersonville; buried Pitt Co. 
F: James H. HIGHSMITH, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Anne POLLARD, b. Pitt Co. 

J. J. R WHITFIELD, b. Sept. 26, 1832 in Martin Co., d. July 23, 1914 in Robersonville 
F: Arnold WHITFIELD, b. Martin Co. 

M: ???? 

James H. GRIMES, b. June 12, 1845 in Edgecombe Co., d. June 12, 1914 in Robersonville 

F: Thomas GRIMES, b. Edgecombe Co. buried in Bailey & Barnhill Cemetery 

M: Nancy BEST, b. NC 

Emily GURGANUS, b. June 16, 1841 in Martin Co., d. Nov. 26, 1914 in Williamston 
F: Simon GURGANUS, b. Martin Co. 
M: Lizzie CONGLETON, b. Pitt Co. 

Wilson MANNING (md. Nancy J.) b. May 27, 1838 in Griffins Dist, Martin Co., d. Oct. 15, 1914 
F: ???? 

M: Elizabeth MANNING, b. NC 

Mrs. Maggie FLOYD, b. Oct. 9, 1867 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 22, 1915 of TB; buried Hamilton Cemetery 
F: Clayton DAVENPORT, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Sallie MOORE, b. Pitt Co. 

James Ric CARSON, b. Jan. 6, 1853 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 2, 1915 Parmele; butcher; buried Bethel, NC 
F: James R CARSON, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Linga CARSON, b. Pitt Co. 

James R WHITEHURST, b. May 10, 1853 in Pitt Co., d. June 25, 1915 in Parmele 

F: ???? 

M: Betsy FORD, b. NC 

Informant: C. M. WHITEHURST, Parmele 



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Mack P. SMITH, b. Mar. 1 1, 1858 in Martin Co., d. Dec. 30, 1915 in Robersonville; brickmason 
F: Mack SMITH, b. Martin Co. 
M: Louisa SHIVERS, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Anna WHITFORD, b. 1877 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 22, 1915; accidently drowned in well 

F: Bennett SPEIGHT 

M: Winnie KITTRELL, b. Pitt Co. 

William H. WARREN, b. 1866 Edgecombe Co., d. Jan. 6, 1915 from pistol shot in Williamston 
F: James WARREN, b. Pitt Co. buried in Mildred, NC 

M: Betsy HARRELL, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Mrs. Amanda ALLEN, b. Nov. 1, 1845 Pitt Co., d. Aug. 28, 1915 Williamston, NC of stomach cancer 
F: Felix HADDOCK, b. NC buried Pitt County 

M: Louinda HADDOCK, b. NC 

Mrs. Delia WYNN, b. Feb. 23, 1865 in Beaufort Co., d. Feb. 23, 1916 in Bear Grass twsp., of TB 
F: Hyman JOLLY, b. NC wife of James B. WYNN 

M: Allie Ann WARREN, b. NC 

Sammie Morrill POLLARD, b. Nov. 14, 1912 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 20, 1916 in Everetts, NC 
F: Samuel M. POLLARD, b. Pitt Co. buried Pitt County 

M: Delphia L. BELCHER, b. Pitt Co. 

William DAVENPORT, b. Oct. 1868 in Pitt Co., d. May 8, 1916 in Bear Grass twsp. 
F: Benjamin DAVENPORT, b. NC buried Martin County 

M: ????? 

Mrs. Sudie JAMES BURROUGHS, b. 1870 NC, d. Apr. 22, 1916 in Everetts, NC 

F: Amelick JAMES, b. NC 

M; Pollie BARNHILL, b. NC 

Informant: W. A. JAMES, Williamston, NC 

Mrs. Lucindy WILLIAMS (widow) b. 1851 Pitt Co., d. Jan. 31, 1916 in Crossroads twsp. 
F: John WILLIAMS, b. Martin Co. 

M: ???? 

Informant: J. L. WILLIAMS, Robersonville, NC 

Mrs. Rebecca FAULKNER, b. Jan. 12, 1842 Lenoir Co., d. Mar. 6, 1916 in Crossroads twsp 
F: Carrel JACKSON, b. NC buried Lenoir County 

M: ????? 

Informant: Sam FAULKNER, Everetts, NC 

Mrs. Felicia CRISP, b. 1851 in Pitt Co., d. July 3 1, 1916 in Goosenest twsp.; buried Staton's, Pitt Co. 
F: Robert COOPER, b. Pitt Co. 

M: HIGHSMITH 

Informant: Oscar CRISP, Hobgood, NC 

Mrs. Emma L. HARRELL, age 56, b. Sept. in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 14, 1916 in Goosenest twsp. 
F: Henry FLEMING 
M: Elizabeth 



William BOWERS, b. Jan. 29, 1838 in NC, d. Apr. 1 1, 1916 in Hamilton twsp. 
F: Silas BOWERS, b. NC 
M: Charity HARRELL, b. NC 



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John D. DOWNS, age abt. 67, d. Sept. 17, 1916 in Hamilton twsp. 
F: Kennell DOWNS, b. NC 
M: Bettie E. BRILEY, b. NC 
Informant: Abel DOWNS, Hassell, NC 

George WHITFORD, age abt. 70, b. NC, d. Oct. 7, 1916 in Poplar Point twsp.; buried Pitt Co. 
Parents: ??????? 

David C. MOORING, age 60, b. Pitt Co., d. Jan. 12, 1916 in Robersonville; mechanic 
Parents: ??????? 

Mrs. Hester ROSS, age abt. 29, b. Pitt Co., d. Apr. 26, 1916 in Robersonville 

F: D. C. MOORING, b. NC 

M: Sallie BARNHILL, b. Pitt Co. 

Informant: J. T. ROSS, Robersonville, NC 

W. A. ROSS, Jr., b. Sept. 22, 1882 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 1 1, 1916 in Robersonville; insurance agent 
F: W. B. ROSS, b. NC buried Robersonville 

M: Jennie CRISP, b. Martin Co. 

Sidney D. BARNHILL, b. Oct. 4, 1858 in Pitt Co., d. July 7, 1916 in Robersonville twsp. 
F: Ashley J. BARNHILL, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Annie LITTLE, b. Pitt Co. 

William A. KNOX, age 71, b. Martin Co., d. Aug. 12, 1916 in Robersonville twsp. 
F: Billie KNOX, b. NC 
M: ???? 

Informant: J. H. KNOX, Robersonville, NC 

Jesse NORRIS, age abt. 68, b. Pitt Co., d. Sept. 5, 1917 in Goosenest twsp. 
PARENTS: ????? 

Mrs. Sophia Agnes MATTHEWS, age abt. 35, b. Pitt Co., d. Oct. 4, 1917 in Robersonville twsp. 

F: Lacy WARREN, b. NC 

M: Sophia BONER/BANER, b. NC 

Mrs. Lela EVERETT, age 45, b. Pitt Co., d. June 10, 1917 in Robersonville 
F: Theophilus KEEL, b. NC 
M: Mitt PAGE, b. NC 

George Leroy DANIEL, b. Aug. 28, 1885 Robersonville, d. Nov. 3, 1918 Oak City; grocery merchant 
F: W. M. DANIEL, b. Robersonville 
M: Virginia WHICHARD, b. Oak City 

George R. CARSON, b. Mar. 29, 1849 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 7, 1918 in Parmele 
F: Rodric CARSON, b. NC 
M: Linsey TEEL, b. NC 

Ichabod Harris LITTLE, b. Mar. 7, 1843 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 30, 1918 in Robersonville; diabetes 
F: Samuel LITTLE, b. NC 
M: Rebecca HARRIS, b. NC 

[name omitted] widow, b. Nov. 18, 1848 Pitt Co., d. Dec. 12, 1918 of stomach cancer 

F: Joshua SPEIGHT, b. NC 
M: Martha SPEIGHT, b. NC 



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Richard H. WARREN, age abt. 63, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 13, 1918 in Robersonville twsp. 
F: Richard WARREN, b. NC 
M: Rebecca BROWN, b. NC 

Mrs. Julia Ann JOYNER, widow, age abt. 92, b. Martin Co., d. Aug. 14, 1918 in Robersonville twsp. 
F: Jordan JENKINS, b. NC 
M: ???? 

William Alphonza FLEMING, b. Jan. 1, 1854 near Greenville, d. Sept. 2, 1918 in Hamilton twsp. 
F: John FLEMING, b. NC buried in Robersonville, NC 

M: Mary Emma THIGPEN, b. NC 

Mrs. Ella ROBERSON, b. Oct. 4, 1869 in NC, d. Sept. 21, 1918 in Hamilton twsp.; of stomach cancer 
F: James Ashley COBB, b. NC buried near Bethel, NC 

M: Margaret Louise THIGPEN, b. NC 

Mrs. Winefred E. BUTLER, age 74/7/1, b. Beaufort Co., d. May 5, 1918 in Griffins District 
F: James BOWEN, b. Beaufort Co. buried Peel Cemetery 

M: Wineford BOYD, b. Beaufort Co. 

James Howell PAGE, b. 1875 in NC, d. Nov. 19, 1919 in Williamston twsp. 

F: John PAGE, b. NC 

M: Ann WHICHARD, b. NC 

Susan Jerusha HOUSE, age abt. 72, b. Pitt Co., d. June 18, 1919 in Robersonville; buried Pitt County 
F: David HOUSE, b. NC 
M: Valeria FLEMING, b. NC 

Robert Franklin HOOKER, b. Aug. 11, 1872 in NC, d. July 2, 1919 in Robersonville; alcoholism 
F: John HOOKER, b. NC 
M: Annie EWELL, b. NC 

H. D. JENKINS, b. Feb. 10, 1848 in Martin Co., d. Apr. 4, 1919 Robersonville twsp.; arm cancer 
F: William JENKINS, b. NC 
M: Susan ROEBUCK, b. NC 

Mrs. Sarah KEEL, b. Sept. 2, 1848 in NC, d. May 1, 1919 in Robersonville twsp. 
F: Ashley HOUSE, b.NC 
M: ????? 

William Edward DAVENPORT, b. Nov. 16, 1875 NC, d. Jan. 15, 1919 in Hamilton; buried Hamilton 
F: William C. DAVENPORT, b. NC 
M: Sarah E. MOORE, b. NC 

Mrs. Mary E. GLADSTONE, age abt. 77, b. Beaufort Co., d. June 24, 1919 in Hamilton 

F: ?????? buried Hamilton Cemetery 

M: Mary A. NELSON, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Nancy C. PURVIS, b. Nov. 16, 1835 NC, d. Jan. 8, 1919 in Hamilton twsp. 
F: Uriah JOHNSON, b. NC 
M: Clara BOWERS, b. NC 

William Fernander WYNN, age 41, b. in March in NC, d. Feb. 23, 1919 in Crossroads twsp. 

F: Harry WYNN, b. NC 

M: Joney Amanda KEEL, b. Pitt Co. 



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Cherry Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 
Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. Witnesses 



Cherry, A. B. (26) M. C. S. Cherry & Arcena 

Knight, Pattie B. (23) James Knight & Mary A. 

June 25, 1887. Bethel. T. J. Gattis, Min. 

J. R Bunting, Robt. Staton, S. T. Carson 

Cherry, D. H. Gisbon Cherry & Mary 

Burroughs, Hattie Moses Jones & Anna 

Jan. 10, 1870. Greenville. Redding Moore 

Cherry, Demetrius H. Gisbourne Cherry & Mary 
Williams, Caroline E. Nymphus A. Price & Elizabeth A. 
Aug. 15, 1872, Greenville twsp. N. C. Hughes, Min. 

Cherry, G. E. (29) Erastus Cherry & Delia 

Thigpen, R. Elector (27) J. A. Thigpen & Martha 

Dec. 12, 1895. Greenville twsp. R. W. Hines 
B. F. Shelton, J. E. Howard, J. L. Cherry 

Cherry, Isom (24) Jesse Cherry & Lucia 

Cummings, Lydia Jane (20) Wm. Cummings & Dicy 

Dec. 23, 1879. Belvoir. R. E. Mayo, Jr. 

J. W. Tyson, W. L. C ?, R. A. Parker 

Cherry, J. J. (24) J. J. Cherry & Mary 

Hooker, Mary ( 1 8) Hymrick Hooker & Elizabeth 

Nov. 15, 1883. Greenville. J. J. Perkins, JP 

R. W. King, J. M. Blow, F. G. James 

Cherry, James B. (35) John Cherry & Mary A. Ward 
Pearce, Ada M. ( 1 9) Blount C. Pearce & Ann M. 

Mar. 16, 1875. Greenville twsp. A. R. Raven, Min. 

S. T. Beatty, T. R Cherry, Jno. S. Tafi 

Cherry, James G. Thomas P. Cherry & Ann E. 

Cherry, Laura V. D. H. Cherry & Julia E. 

Aug. 16, 1872. Greenville twsp. Redding Moore, Min. 

Cherry, Jesse L. (3 1 ) Lemuel Cherry & P. P. 
Buck, Sophia (22) Noah A. Buck & Mary 

Dec. 21, 1881. Chicod. Wm. M. Jones, Bap. Min. 

John N. Smith, Elizabeth Jones, Burwell A. Jones 

Cherry, M. (23) R J. Cherry & Cathrine 

Foley, Annie (22) John Foly & Mary 

June 27, 1900. Greenville twsp. A. M. Watson 



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Cherry, M. Glasgow Jesse Cherry & Elizabeth 
Hazelton, Martha Pinkney Hazelton & Clara 

Oct. 30, 1867. Griffin's Dist. S. S. Wallace, Min. 

Cherry, T. B. (25) W. L. Cherry & Mary 

Foley, Mary (19) John Foley & Mary 

Oct. 12, 1887. Greenville twsp. J. J. Riley, Min. 

J. S. Congleton, L. A. Green, R. Green, Jr. 

Cherry, Timothy P. William Cherry & Talitha 
Overton, Melissa J. Stanly Overton & Hannah E. 

Dec. 17, 1874. Pactolus twsp. W. A. Ross, Min. 

Cherry, W. O. (2 1 ) ng & Malissa Cherry 

Whitehurst, Caddie (18) J. H. Whitehurst & ng 

Nov. 30, 1898. Carolina. W. H. Williams, JP 
J. S. Warren, W. S. Overton, J. S. Cherry 

Cherry, Wm. R. M. C. S. Cherry & Arceny 

Moore, Bettie E. Enoch Moore & Bettie 

Feb. 29, 1872. B. B. Albritton, Min. 

Brown, Zeno (27) W. M. B. Brown & Jane M. 

Cherry, Nina E. (23) J. B. Cherry & Amanda 

Mar. 14, 1889. Greenville twsp. R. G. John, Min. 

D. D. Haskett, Wiley Brown, Charles Skinner 

Clark, Wm. J. (22) J. H. Clark & Anna 

Cherry, Ida (23) ng 

Mar. 26, 1890. Greenville twsp. E. D. Hathaway, Min. 

J. S. Smith, J. R. Harriss, W. S. Brooks 

Corbitt, W. F. (18) Walter Corbitt & Elizabeth 

Cherry, Martha (33) Sam Cherry & Clemmy 
Aug. 28, 1877. Falkland. Jno. King, JP 
Orlando Hearn, Wm. Peebles, Carolina Peebles 

Exum, C. W. (29) K. T. Exum & Easter 

Cherry, Katie (30) Lemuel Cherry & Paulina 

Feb. 27, 1893. Greenville twsp. John B. Hardee 
J. A. Sutton, Eugene Tucker, Eva Tucker 

Glenn, E. C. (24) S. B. Glenn & H. B. 

Cherry, Mamie (18) J.J. Cherry & Mary 

Dec. 23, 1880. Greenville twsp. L. L. Nash, Min. 

J. K. Wheeler, L. H. Pender, R. Greene, Jr. 

Hudson, John (24) Louis Hudson & Sophronia 

Cherry, Virginia (2 1 ) Sam Cherry & Perlina 

Jan. 6, 1876. Greenville twsp. Jos.Latham 

W. S. Brooks, W. J. Tyson 

James, David L. (22) J. G. James & Mary L. 
Cherry, Maggie S. (19) T. R. Cherry & Sallie A. 

Apr. 23, 1883. Greenville Town. Thos. Carrick, Min. 

I. A. Sugg, W. M. B. Brown, Louis Hilliard 



James, F. G. (25) John G. James & Mary R. 

Cherry, Ann Amanda (18) James B. Cherry & Pattie 

Mar. 8, 1882. Greenville Twon. S. V. Hoyle, Min. 

E C. ?, R. H. Hoyle, J. S. Congleton 

Mayo, John Pinton [sic] May & Lucinda 

Cherry, Sally S. M. C. S. Cherry & Arcena 

Nov. 13, 1871. place ng. J. H. Jenkins, Min. 

Roberson, Howell R. John L. Roberson & Lydia 
Cherry, Pauline, E. M. D. H. Cherry & Julia 

Jan. 20, 1869. Greenville twsp. J. H. Jenkins, Min. 

Sheppard, Henry, Sr. (62) James G. Sheppard & Mary 

Williams, Annie E. (20) R J. F. H. Williams & Caroline E. Cherry 

Dec. 9, 1875. Greenville. N. E. Price 

J. T. Williams, Eva S. Williams, Eva S. Greene 

Sutton, James A. (24) ng 
Cherry, Mary A. (18) ng 

Dec. 20, 1873. Greenville twsp. C. C. Bland, Min. 

Jno. M. Smith, Simon Brooks, James Bell 

Taylor, D. G. (60) ng 
Cherry, Bettie (40) ng 

Sept. 5, 1900. Greenville twsp. S. W. SumrelL MG 

L. B. Taylor, C. W. Exum, W. K. Clark 

Thigpen, L. B. (25) T. A. Thigpen & Pattie 
Cherry, Cena (23) M. C. S. Cherry & Cena 

Oct. 19, 1897. Bethel. J. B. Martin 

M. C. S. Cherry, Lizzie E. Mayo, T. T. Cherry 

Thomas, J. W. (22) J. W. Thomas & Mary 
Cherry, Ida ( 1 9) M. C. Cherry & Arcena 

Dec. 28, 1887. Bethel. D. C. Moore, JP 

M. C. S. Cherry, Jr., Cena Cherry, Henry Williams 

Thomas, Warren (40) Howell Thomas & Nancy 
Cherry, Sallie Ann (35) Jesse Cherry & Licia 

Dec. 23, 1879. Belvoir. R. E. Mayo, JP 

R A. Parker, J. W. Tyson, Wm. L. CI or Ch ? 

Tyson, Joel Lemuel Tyson & Eliza 

Cherry, Louisa Lemuel Cherry & Paulina 

Oct. 24, 1867. Greenville District. Jas. L. Paul, JP 

Tyson, William (25) ng 
Cherry, Claudia ( 1 9) ng 

May 13, 1874. Greenville twsp. Jos. Latham, Min. 

A. Cherry, J. G. Cherry, T. Nobles 

Vick, L. W. (37) S. W. W. Vick & Mary H. 

Cherry, Sallie E. (24) T. R. Cherry & Sallie A. 

June 14, 1882. Greenville twsp. Thomas Carrick, Min. 

Jas. B. Cherry, J. B. Higgs, Alex L. Blow 

Williams, Jos. A. (19) R F. J. H. Williams & Caroline E. Cherry 
Doughty, Maggie L. (17) James Doughty & Delilah 

June 25, 1879. Greenville twsp. Thos. Carrick, Min. 

A. L. Blow, Willie Sheppard, S. D. Bagley 

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Bible Records 



John A. Manning/Levi Andrews Bible Record 

These records were transcribed from the original bible. The frontpiece not found. The Andrews record 
were saved pages from an older bible stuck in the Manning Bible. This bible was owned by Mrs. 
Vada Manning, widow of Joseph R. Manning of Robersonville, NC. Vada Manning died in 1968 and 
no one in the family wanted this old bible and several others and they were saved and taken home by 
her grandson, Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

BIRTHS 

Jno. A. Manning was born March 3rd 1817 

Elizabeth Manning wife of Jno A Manning was bom March 23rd 1825 

Jno A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was married Tuesday evening January 10th 1843. 

Allen Andrews Manning Son of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born February 14th day 

1844 

Warren Gray Manning Son of Jno A Manning & Elizabeth his wife was born October 27th 1 845, And 
died in Goldsboro N.C. February 14th 1865 

Marcom Manning Son of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born May 29th day 1847. 
Martha Manning Daughter of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born April 20th 1849 
Susan Ann Virginia Manning Daughter of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born December 
25th day 1 85 1 . & died Aug 1 5th 1 87_? 

Mary Hodges Manning Daughter of Jno. A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born September 28th 
1854 

Jno Ashley Manning Son of Jno. A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born Wednesday half past 
Seven o'clock P.M March 1 1th 1857 and died August 6th 1857 

Thaddeus Kosciusko Manning Son of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born May 25th 
1858 

Henry Dawson Manning Son of Jno. A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born August 3rd day 
1860 

Joseph Robert Manning Son of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born November 7th day 
1863 

Jno. Elizabeth Manning Son of Jno. A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born February 9th day 
1867 

MARRIAGES 

Martha Manning daughter of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife married Nov. 28th 1872 
Elizabeth Manning the Wife of John A Manning Died May the 29 1888 age 63 years old 
Marcom Manning the Son of John A Manning and Elizabeth his wife Died May the 28 1 889 and he 
left wife and one Child 

John E Manning the Son of John A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife died Oct 30th 1894 

Elizabeth Manning the Wife of Jno A M aning died May the 29 1 888 

Elizabeth Manning the Wife of John A Manning Died May the 29 1 888 

Elizabeth Manning the Wife of John A Manning Died May 29th 1888 

John A Manning and Elizabeth his wife Married Tuesday evening January 10th 1843 

DEATHS 

Marcum Manning father of Jno. A. Manning was born February 12th day 1775. And died November 
2nd 1855. 

Margaret Agnes Madorah Manning daughter of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born 
February 6th day 1870 

Levi Andrews and Grand father of Jno. A. Manning was born the 3 1st of Deer. 1743. 
Abbey Wallass was born the 20th of June 1750 (She was Grand mother of Jno. A. Manning) 



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Levi Andrews was married to Abbey Wallass on Thursday 21st of Now. in the year 1765. 

Lovey Andrews was born 17th of September 1766. 

Whitdon Andrews was born 27th of September 1768. 

Gray Andrews was born 17th of March 1771 

Allen Andrews was born the 27th of October 1773 

Agpes Andrews was born 13th of March 1776 

Abbey Andrews was born 29th of April 1778 

Warren Andrews was born 8th of September 1781 

Martha Andrews was born the 26th of March 1784 (She was the mother of Jno A Manning) 
Marhenah Andrews was born the 9th of November 1786. 
William Wallass Andrews was born the 20th of November 1792 

This is the family record of Levi Andrews Grand father of Jno A Manning who was a son of Martha 
Andrews 

Susan Ann Virginia Peal wife of J Edwin Peal & daughter of Jno. A. Manning & Elizabeth his wife 
died August 15th 1875 



John A. Manning Slave Record 

This slave record is found in the John A. Manning Ciphering Book, bought of L S Johnson & Co 
Hamilton Feby 19th 1838 Cost $2.50. John Ashley Manning lived in Martin County, NC. This 
fantastic book is full of records and legal papers and was graciously lent to the editor to copy the 
records into the Quarterly by Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

Negroes 

Bett was Bornd April 4th 1765 & Died March 14th 1838 
Silas was Bornd May 9th 1797 
Henry was Bornd Nov 1st 1799 

Harmon was Bornd March 15th 1802 Died March 25th 1839 

Louia was Bornd May 20th 1804 

Willis was Bornd Jan 24th 1824 

Alston was Bornd Oct. 27th 1825 

Mary was Bornd Novr 2 1 st 1 827 

Bett was Bornd Deer 13th 1829 

Arseny was Bornd Jan 18th 1832 

Penny (Senny?) was Bornd Jan 7th 1834 

Windsor was Bornd Feb 26th 1836 

Luvina was Bornd Feb 3d 1839 Died Feb 20th 1839 

Elijah was Borned Jan 25th 1840 

Louezer was Borned April 29th 1842 Died Jany 25 1845 

Abram Was borned January 28th 1845 

Gatsy was borned [BOTTOM OF PAGE TORN OFF] 

[Several pages away] 

A Nigro Girl name Alv_nia was born Sept th 1 7 1 864 
A Nigro Girl name Alvenia was born Sept th 17th 1 864 
A Nigro Girl name Alvania was bora Sept th 171864 
A Nigro Girl name Alvania was born 

[Several pages away] 

Family Record of Negroes belonging to Jno. A Manning 

Henry was borned Novr. 1st 1799 

Louisa was bornd May 20th 1804. 

Willis was bornd January 24th 1824 

Bett was bornd December 13th 1829 

Windsor was bornd February 261836 



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Alexander was bornd August 7th 1855 
Jane was brad February 9th 1857 
Arseny was bornd June 4th 1858 
Eason was bornd Febry 20th 185{0?) 57? 
Mahalia was bornd 

Ann Elizure was born January 26th 1859 
Delia was born Novr. 22nd 1860 
Harritt Amanda was born February 24th 1861 
BOTTOM HALF OF PAGE TORN OFF] 



John A. Manning Family Record 

This family record is found in the John A. Manning Ciphering Book, bought of L S Johnson & Co 
Hamilton Feby 19th 1838 Cost $2.50. John Ashley Manning lived in Martin County, NC. This 
fantastic book is full of records and legal papers and was graciously lent to the editor to copy the 
records into the Quarterly by Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

The family register of John A Manning this the 17th of October 1843 

John A Manning is my name America is my nation December 1 7th 1 843 
State of NC Martin County 

Marcom Manning was Born February 12th 1775 and died Novr. 2nd 1855 

Martha Manning wife of Marcom Manning was Born June 26th 1784 and died March 1825. 

Agnes Andrews was Born March 13th 1776 and died September 15th 1856 — 

Susan Virginia 

John A Manning 

[BOTTOM OF PAGE TORN OFF] 
[ON NEXT PAGE] 

Marcom Manning was Bornd Feby 12th 1775 Died Novr. 2nd 1855 
Martha Andrews was Bornd June 26th 1784 Died March 1825. 
Agnes Andrews was Born March 13th 1776 & Died 15th Sept 1856 
Adalina analisa Andrews Manning was Bornd 1 1th November 1809 
Julia Arsena lemisa Wallace Manning Was Borned 24th Novr 1811 

Allen Andrews Manning was Bornd 24th April 1 8 1 4 and died oct 20th 1 843 

John Ashley Manning was Bornd 3d March 1817 
Martha Carline Manning Was Bornd May 29th 1821 

J A Manning & Elizabeth his wife was Married Jany 10th 1 843 (on Tuesday evening) 
Elizabeth Manning the wife J. A. Manning was borned March 23rd 1825 
John A Manning & Elizabeth his wife was married Jany 10th 1843 
[BOTTOM OF PAGE TORN OFF] 

[ON NEXT PAGE] 

Allen Andrews Manning the Son of J. A. Manning & Elizabeth his wife was borned Feby 14th 1844 
Warren Gray Manning son of Jno A Manning and Elizabeth his wife was borned October 27th 1 845 
Marcom Manning son of Jno A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was borned May 29th 1847 
Martha Manning Daughter of Jno. A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was borned April 20th 1849 
[Faint scribbling] Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born Deer 25th 1863 

Mary Hodges Manning daughter of Jno. A. Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born Sept 28th 1854. 
Joseph Robert Manning Son of Jno A Manning & Elizabeth his wife was born Novr 7th day 1863 
[BOTTOM OF PAGE TORN OFF] 



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W. A. Jenkins Bible Record 

These records were transcribed from poor photocopies of the original bible pages. The bible pages 
were torn from a bible printed in 1849 by the W. A. Leary & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. These records 
were found in the papers of the late Dorothy "Dot" Sumrell, now owned by Bill Kittrell. 

H A Hopkins Son of Daniel Hopkins and wife was born 26th day of January [torn] 
Daniel. R. Hopkins Son of H A Hopkins and wife was born 7th day of February 1837 
Jinett. E. Hopkins Daughter of H A Hopkins and wife was born 2nd day of June 1842 
Sinda. R Hopkins Daughter of H. A Hopkins and wife was born the 13th day of April 1844 
Marinah Hopkins Daughter of H. A Hopkins and wife was born 25th day of April 1846 

John R Jenkins and Frances R Hearn was married the 22nd of Feb 1876 
Our Baby boy was borned the 28th day of Dec 1876 

William Claudeus Jenkins Son of John R Jenkins and wife was borned the 30th Dec 1878 
Heber Leslie Jenkins was borned August 20th A.D. 1881 
Lucy Ira Jenkins was borned June the 15th 1 884 
Richard M Jenkins was borned & Died April 22 1887 

William H Jenkins and Nancy Hopkins was Married January the 22nd 1 85 1 

John Robertson Jenkins was Born November the 10th 185 1 

William H. Jinkins Son William H. Jinkens was borned the 16th August 1853. 

Prudence H. Jenkins Daughter of William H. Jenkins and wife was born Oct. 1 1th AD 1855. 

Charter a horse belonging to Wm H Jenkins was folded March 18th 1872 

Property of William H Jekins 

Simon was Born January 1843 

children of Sabry 

Sam was Born June 1 846 

Green was Born April 1848 

Susan Ann was Born January 1850 

Francis Ann was Born Dec. 30th 1851 

Watson Was Borned the 7th of August 1853 

Vanburon was borned March 18th 1855 

Mary arsillas Was Bornd the 27 June 1857 

Aaron Hoyte was Bornd September 24 day 1859 

Allect was born on the 4 day Dec AD 1861 

Hibsa? [Hebsa?] was born May 14 1864 

Harriet was Bornd July 20 1828 
Marry an was Bornd the 28 of December 1846 
Wilson was Bornd the 1 1 of January 1850 
John R Jenkins 

John R Jenkins the Son of W H Jenkins and Nancy was born Nov the 1 1 857 

OS 



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Index 



Adams, Anna 5 

Adams, David 6 

Adams, David, Jr 5 

Adams, Forman 5 

Adams, James 5 

Adams, James, Jr 5 

Adams, Jesse 5 

Adams, Lewis 5 

Albritton, B. B 25 

Albritton, B. G 9, 11, 12 

Albritton, J. D 9 

Aldridge, Lemuel 14 

Allen, Amanda, Mrs 21 

Allen, John R 10 

Andrews Wm. Wallace 7 

Andrews, Abbey 28 

Andrews, Agnes 28, 29 

Andrews, Aldridge 20 

Andrews, Allen 28 

Andrews, Gray 28 

Andrews, Levi 27, 28 

Andrews, Lovey 28 

Andrews, Marhenah 28 

Andrews, Martha 28, 29 

Andrews, Warren D 7 

Andrews, Warren 28 

Andrews, Whitdon 28 

Andrews, William G 7 

Andrews, William Wallace 28 

Archbell, Mr 14, 15 

Bagley, S. D 26 

Baker, Jesse J., Col 3 

Baker, Timothy 11 

Ballard, Joseph L 12 

Banks, John 14 

Barnhill, Ashley J 22 

Barnhill, Jesse 20 

BarnhilL Pollie 21 

Barnhill, Sallie 22 

Barnhill, Sidney D 22 

Barnhill, William 10 

Beardsley, L. P 9, 10, 

11, 12 

Beatty, S. T 24 

Belcher, Benjamin 11, 12 

Belcher, Delphia L 21 

Belcher, George 12 

Belcher, Sherrod 12 

Bell, Drupina, Mes 20 

Bell, James 26 

Best, Nancy 20 

Beverly, James (Eddie) 17 

Bland, Barnes 4 

Bland, C. C 26 

Bland, James 7 



Bland, William 7 

Blount, Jacob 6 

Blount, Orlando 18 

Blow, Alex L 26 

Blow, J. M 24 

Boner, Sophia 22 

Bowen, James 23 

Bowers, Clara 23 

Bowers, Silas 21 

Bowers, William 21 

Boyd, Wineford 23 

Braxton, Felix 4 

Brewer, Malvinia C 10 

Briley, Bettie E 22 

Brock, James 6 

Brooks, Simon 26 

Brooks, Spencer 10 

Brooks, W. S 25 

Brown, Col 1 

Brown, Rebecca 23 

Brown, Samuel 10 

Brown, W. M. B 25 

Brown, Wiley 25 

Brown, Zeno 25 

Buck, Edward 5, 10 

Buck, Noah A 24 

Buck, Sophia 24 

Bullock, G. W 17 

Bullock, Will S 12 

Bunting, J. R 24 

Burney, W. C 18 

Burroughs, Hattie 24 

Burroughs, Sudie James, Mrs 21 

Butler, Winefred E., Mrs 23 

Campbell, Sally 5 

Cannon, Caleb 9, 10, 

11, 12 

Cannon, Thomas 9, 10 

Carman, Edward 12 

Carr, M. L 10 

Carrick, Thomas 25, 26 

Carson, George R 22 

Carson, James R 20 

Carson, James Ric 20 

Carson, Linga 20 

Carson, Rodric 22 

Carson, S. T 24 

Chapman, Alford 5 

Chapman, David 5 

Chapman, Edward 5 

Chapman, Elizabeth Gatlin 13 

Chapman, Henry 16 

Chapman, Jesse 11 

Chapman, Polly 1 1 

Chapman, Radford 15 



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Index 



Cherry, A. B 24 

Cherry, A 26 

Cherry, Ann Amanda 26 

Cherry, Bertie 26 

Cherry, Caroline E 26 

Cherry, Cena 26 

Cherry, Claudia 26 

Cherry, Demetrius H 24, 26 

Cherry, Erastus 24 

Cherry, G. E 24 

Cherry, Gisbourne 24 

Cherry, Ida 25, 26 

Cherry, Isom 24 

Cherry, J. J 24, 25 

Cherry, J. L 24 

Cherry, J. S 25 

Cherry, James B 1 1, 24, 

25, 26 

Cherry, James G 24, 26 

Cherry, Jesse L 24 

Cherry, Jesse 24, 25, 

26 

Cherry, John J 10, 11 

Cherry, John 24 

Cherry, Katie 25 

Cherry, Laura V 24 

Cherry, Lemuel 24, 25, 

26 

Cherry, Louisa 26 

Cherry, M. C. S 24, 25, 

26 

Cherry, M. Glasgow 25 

Cherry, M 24 

Cherry, Maggie S 25 

Cherry, Malissa 25 

Cherry, Mamie 25 

Cherry, Martha 25 

Cherry, Mary A 26 

Cherry, Nina E 25 

Cherry, Pauline 26 

Cherry, R. J 24 

Cherry, Sally S 26 

Cherry, Sam 25 

Cherry, T. B 25 

Cherry, T.R. 9,24, 

25, 26 

Cherry, T. T 17, 26 

Cherry, Thomas P 24 

Cherry, Timothy P 24 

Cherry, Virginia 25 

Cherry, W. A 9 

Cherry, W. L 25 

Cherry, W. 25 

Cherry, William R. 25 

Cherry, William 25 

Clark, A. S 10 



Clark, David 5 

Clark, Henry S 8, 9, 10, 

11, 12 

Clark, J. H 25 

Clark, James 5 

Clark, Lovey 5 

Clark, Lydia M 5 

Clark, Lydia 5 

Clark, Salley 6 

Clark, Selina 5 

Clark, Weeks H 5 

Clark, William H 5 

Clark, William J 25 

Clark, Wyatt 5 

Cobb, John Ashley 23 

Coburn, Albert 7 

Coburn, Seth 7 

Congleton, J. S 25, 26 

Congleton, Lizzie 20 

Cooper, Robert 21 

Corbett, Adams 12 

Corbitt, W. F 25 

Corbitt, Walter 25 

Coward, Edward R 12 

Cox, Aaron 8 

Cox,Hyland 8 

Cox, Jesse A 8 

Cox, Jesse 8 

Cox, Sally 8 

Cox, Sarah 8 

Cox, Sylvester 4, 10 

Cox, Thomas 8, 9 

Cox, William, Sr 4 

Crisp, Felicia, Mrs 21 

Crisp, Jennie 22 

Crisp, Oscar 21 

Crofton, J. G 3 

Cummings, Lydia Jane 24 

Cummings, William 24 

Dancy, G. A 9 

Dancy, James John 9 

Daniel, George Leroy 22 

Daniel, John L 10, 11 

Daniel, Paulina 10 

Daniel W. M 22 

Davenport, Benjamin 21 

Davenport, Clayton 20 

Davenport, Lydia 20 

Davenport, William C 23 

Davenport, William Edward 23 

Davenport, William 21 

Dawson, J. W 10 

DeBerry, Lemuel 10 

Delany, W. K 9, 10 

Demby, Penny 10 

Dennis, William, Maj 1 



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Index 



Dickinson, Marshall 9 

Downs, Abel 22 

Downs, John D 22 

Downs, Kenyon 22 

Eborn, Bettie E 9 

Eborn, Elizabeth 12 

Eborn, W. B 10, 12 

Eborn, W. B.,Dr 9 

Edmondson, J. R 3 

Edmundson, G. W 17 

Edwards, Amariah A 5 

Edwards, Edmon 12 

Edwards, Lewis J 11 

Edwards, Thomas 5 

Edwards, William H 5 

Edwards, William 5 

Elks, James 5 

Ellis, G. B 10 

Ernul, Julia Ann 16 

Ernul, Stephen 15 

Ervin,Hill 5 

Eubanks, John Henry 20 

Evans, Amos 11 

Evans, Calvin 12 

Everett, Henry 7 

Everett, John 7 

Everett, Lela, Mrs 22 

Everette, James B 7 

Everette, William H 7 

Ewell, Annie 23 

Exum, C. W 25 

Exum, K. T 25 

Faulkner, Rebecca, Mrs 21 

Faulkner, Sam 21 

Fleming, Henry 21 

Fleming, John 22 

Fleming, Valeria 23 

Fleming, William Alphonza 23 

Floyd, Maggie, Mrs 20 

Foley, Annie 24 

Foley, John 24, 25 

Foley, Mary 25 

Forbes, J. H 10 

Forbes, Martha W 12 

Forbes, Silas D 12 

Ford, Betsy 20 

Ford, Mc. G 17 

Fornes, Thomas 5 

Frizzle, William R 12 

Gainer, S. A 17 

Galloway, Swift 18, 19 

Gardner , William 5 

Gattis, T. J 24 

Gladstone, Mary E., Mrs 23 

Glenn, E. C 25 

Glenn, S. B 25 



Gray, N. H. L 7 

Green, L. A 25 

Greene, Allen 5 

Greene, Eva S 26 

Greene, R, Jr 25 

Grimes, James H 20 

Grimes, Thomas 20 

Gurganus, Emily 20 

Gurganus, Simon 20 

Haddock, Burten 5 

Haddock, Felix 21 

Haddock, Louinda 21 

Haislep, Abner D 7 

Hardee, Isaac 8 

Hardee, James 8 

Hardee, John B 25 

Hardee, Phily 8 

Hardee, Sophia 8 

Hardy, Isaac 8 

Hardy, James 8 

Hardy, R A 10 

Hardy, Sophia 8 

Harrell, Betsy 21 

Harrell, Charity 21 

Harrell, Emma L. ,Mrs 21 

Harriington, John A 9 

Harris, Guilford 1 1 

Harris, Rebecca 22 

Harriss, J. R 25 

Hart, Jesse 12 

Harvey, Amos 15 

Harvey, Eliza 14 

Harvey, Mathias 13, 15 

Harvey, Thomas 14 

Haskett, D. D 25 

Hathaway, E. D 25 

Hazelton, Pinkney 25 

Hearn, Frances R 30 

Hearn, Orlando 25 

Heath, Lewis S 6 

Hedricks,Ed 7 

Higgs, J. B 26 

Highsmith, B. A 20 

Highsmith, Hazel Deans 20 

Highsmith, James H 20 

Highsmith, Miss 21 

Hill, Daniel 10 

Hilliard, Louis 25 

Hines, R W 24 

Hoard, James R 7 

Hoard, William F 7 

Hodges, Josiah 11 

Holliday, Joseph 7 

Hooker, Hymrick 24 

Hooker, John 23 

Hooker, Mary 24 



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Index 



Hooker, Robert Franklin 23 

Hopkins, Daniel R 30 

Hopkins, Daniel 30 

Hopkins, H. A 30 

Hopkins, Jinette E 30 

Hopkins, Marinah 30 

Hopkins, Nancy 30 

Hopkins, SiddaR 30 

House, Ashley 23 

House, David 23 

House, Susan Jerusha 23 

House, W. W 17 

Howard, J. E 24 

Hoyle, R H 26 

Hoyle, S. V 26 

Hudson, John 25 

Hudson, Louis 25 

Hughes, N. C 24 

Jackson, Carrel 21 

Jackson, S. S 18 

James, Amelick 21 

James, David L 25 

James, Eason 10, 12 

James, F. G 24, 26 

James, John G 25, 26 

James, W. A 21 

Jenkins, C. C 10 

Jenkins, H. D 23 

Jenkins, Heber Leslie 30 

Jenkins, J. H 26 

Jenkins, John Robertson 30 

Jenkins, Jordan 23 

Jenkins, Lucy Ira 30 

Jenkins, Prudence H 30 

Jenkins, Richard M 30 

Jenkins, William Claudeus 30 

Jenkins, William H 30 

Jenkins, William 23 

John,RG 25 

Johnson, Elizabeth 3 

Johnson, Uriah 23 

Jolly, Hyman 21 

Jones, Burwell A. Jones 24 

Jones, Elizabeth 24 

Jones, Moses 24 

Jones, Redding 5 

Jones, S. M 17 

Jones, William M 24 

Joyner, J. H 18 

Joyner, Jacob 10 

Joyner, Julia Ann, Mrs 23 

Joyner, Moses 12 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 4, 5, 

8, 17, 20 

Keel, H. F 17 

Keel, James 7 



Keel, Joney Amanda 23 

Keel, Sarah, Mrs 23 

Keel, Theophilus 22 

King, John 25 

King,R. W 24 

Kinsaul, Reuben 10 

Kittrell, Winnie 21 

Knight, James 24 

Knight, Pattie B 24 

Knight, T. B 17 

Knox,Billie 22 

Knox, J. H 22 

Knox, William A 22 

Langley, David 11 

Langley, James L 10 

Langley, James 11 

Langley, Joseph H 11 

Langley, Lemuel 11 

Latham, Joseph 25 

Laughinghouse, Will J 10, 11 

Lawrence, David 9 

Lillington, Alexander 1 

Linton, John Harvey, Lt. Col 13 

Little, Annie 22 

Little, Ichabod Harris 22 

Little, L. G 10 

Little, Samuel 22 

Little, W. W 9 

Lyon, Nancy 16 

Manning Harold Lawrence 2, 7 

Manning, A. V 3 

Manning, Adalina Analisa A 29 

Manning, Allen Andrews 3, 27, 29 

Manning, Benjamin 1 1 

Manning, Elizabeth 3, 20, 27 

Manning, Harold Lawrence 27, 28, 

29 

Manning, Henry Dawson 3, 27 

Manning, J. H 18 

Manning, John Ashley 2, 3, 7, 

27, 28, 29 

Manning, John Elizabeth 27 

Manning, Joseph Robert 27, 29 

Manning, Julia Arsena Lemisa W.29 

Manning, Marcum 3, 27, 29 

Manning, Margaret Agnes M 27 

Manning, Martha Caroline 29 

Manning, Martha 3, 27 

Manning, Mary Hodges 3, 27 

Manning, Mc. G 17, 18, 

19 

Manning, Susan Ann Virginia 27 

Manning, Thaddeus Kosciusko 3, 27 

Manning, Warren Gray 3, 27, 29 

Manning, William A 10, 12 

Manning, Wilson 20 



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Index 



Martin, F. C 17, 18, 

19 

Martin, J. B 26 

Martin, Joseph 7 

Martin, William B 7 

Mathews, Harmon 7 

Mathews, James B 7 

Mathews, Milly 3 

Matthews, Sophia Agnes, Mrs 22 

Mayo, John 26 

Mayo, Lizzie E 26 

Mayo, R E 26 

Mayo, R E., Jr 24 

McCoy, Nancy Lyon 16 

McDaniel, Eldridge 13 

McKinney, David 6 

McLawhorn, Alfred 8, 12 

McLawhorn, Alley E 12 

McLawhorn, James C 12 

McLawhorn, Sam, Jr 6 

McLawhorn, Warren J 12 

Merrills, Gracy 8 

Mills, Joseph R 8 

Mobley, Fredrick 12 

Moore, B. F 1 1 

Moore, Bettie E 25 

Moore, D. C 26 

Moore, Edward 1 

Moore, Enoch 9, 25 

Moore, J. E 18, 19 

Moore, Redding 24 

Moore, Sallie 20 

Moore, Sarah E 23 

Mooring, David C 22 

Mooring, Sallie Jane, Mrs 20 

Mopore, Louise 20 

Moye, Abram D 11 

Moye, Moses T 11 

Moye, W. J 10 

Murphy, J. D 18, 19 

Murphy, Wilbur 6 

Nash,L. L 25 

Nelson, Caleb 12 

Nelson, Elizabeth 11, 12 

Nelson, Fenner 4 

Nelson, John H. S 7 

Nelson, Josiah 4 

Nelson, Mary A 23 

Nelson, William R 7 

Nobles, Jesse 10 

Nobles, T 26 

Norris, B. H 19 

Norris, Dorcas 19 

Norris, Jesse 22 

Osburn, William S 7 

Overton, Margaret 20 



Overton, Melissa J 25 

Overton, Stanley 25 

Overton, W. S 25 

Page, Dawson 7 

Page, J. W 18 

Page, James Howell 23 

Page, John 23 

Page, Joseph R 7 

Page, Mitt 22 

Parker, H. G 10 

Parker, R A 24 

Parker, R A 26 

Paul, James L 26 

Paul, James L 9 

Peal, J. Edwin 28 

Peal, Susan Ann Virginia 28 

Pearce, AdaM 24 

Pearce, Blount C 24 

Peebles, Carolina 25 

Peebles, William 25 

Pender, L. H 25 

Perkins, J. J 12, 24 

Perkins, James J 8 

Perkins, W. H 12 

Phillips, John M 1 1 

Phillips, Thomas 1 1 

Phillips, Will G 11 

Phily Hardy 8 

Pollard Samuel Morrill 21 

Pollard, Anne 20 

Powell, William C 7 

Price, Nymphias A 24, 26 

Pruitt, Lemuel 1 

Purvis, Nancy C, Mrs 23 

Quinerly, W. A 10 

Raven, A. R 24 

Rawls, Dennis 3 

Rawls, J. J 3 

Riley, J. J 25 

Ringgold, Joseph 10 

Rives, Richard, Capt 1 

Roberson, Ella, Mrs 23 

Roberson, Harriet 20 

Roberson, Howell R 26 

Roberson, Ida, Miss 3 

Roberson, John L 26 

Robertson, Julia F., Mrs 20 

Robinson, M. A 18 

Rodgers, James H 11 

Roebuck, Susan 23 

Rogers, Charles 12 

Ross, Elizabeth 23 

Ross, Hester, Mrs 22 

Ross, J. T 22 

Ross, W. A 22, 25 

Ross, W. B 22 



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Index 



Royall, Thomas 8 

Satterthwaite, F. B 1 1 

Scott, John B 7 

Scott, William 7 

Shelton,B. F 24 

Sheppard, Henry, Sr 26 

Sheppard, James G 26 

Sheppard, Lillie 26 

Sheppard, Thomas J 12 

Sheppard, William 1 

Shivers, Louisa 21 

Simonds, A. J 18 

Skinner, Charles 25 

Smith, Abner 6 

Smith, Caleb 10 

Smith, Cornelius 6 

Smith, Dennis C 6 

Smith, Ephraigm H 5 

Smith, Hannah 6 

Smith, Hardy J 6 

Smith, J. H 25 

Smith, J. W 18 

Smith, Jesse 11 

Smith, John A 6 

Smith, John H 7 

Smith, John M 26 

Smith, John N 24 

Smith, John S 10 

Smith, Lewis H 6, 1 1 

Smith, Mack P 21 

Smith, Mack 21 

Smith, William H 4,9, 10 

Speight, Bennett 21 

Speight, Joshua 22 

Speight, Martha 22 

Stalls, Miles B 7 

Stancel, Henry 10 

Standi, Willie 10 

Staton, CO 10 

Staton, Robert 24 

Stocks, Asa 9, 10 

Stocks, Jessee 4 

Stokes, David 7 

Stokes, Hardy 6 

Sugg, Isaac A 25 

Sutton, Hugh A 8, 12 

Sutton, James A 25, 26 

Taft, John S 10 

Taft, JohnS 24 

Taylor, Baker 17 

Taylor, D. G 26 

Teel, Linsey 22 

Thigpen,L. B 26 

Thigpen, Margaret Louise 23 

Thigpen, Mary Emma 23 

Thigpen, R Elector 24 



Thigpen, T. A 26 

Thomas, Howell 26 

Thomas, J. W 26 

Thomas, Warren 26 

Tripp, Thomas 4 

Tucker, Eugene 25 

Tucker, Eva 25 

Tucker, William W 11 

Tyson, J. W 24, 26 

Tyson, Joel 26 

Tyson, Lemuel 26 

Tyson, W. J 25 

Tyson, William 26 

Venters, Mr 5 

Venters, Washington 6 

Vick,L. W 26 

Vick, S. W. W 26 

Vinson, Andrew 4 

Waldron, Charles 1 

Wallace, Abbey 27, 28 

Wallace, S. S 25 

Ward,Ripon 9 

Warren, Allie Ann 21 

Warren, J. S 25 

Warren, James 21 

Warren, John 17 

Warren, Lacy 22 

Warren, Richard H 23 

Warren, Richard 23 

Warren, William H 21 

Watson, A. M 24 

Wetherington, John 6 

Wheeler, J. K 25 

Whichard, Ann 23 

Whichard, Virginia 22 

Whichard, W. H 18 

White, Joseph 7 

Whitehurst, CM 20 

Whitehurst, Caddie 25 

Whitehurst, James R 20 

Whitfield, Arnold 20 

Whitfield, J. R R 20 

Whitfield, Lewis A 3 

Whitfield, William A 3 

Whitford, Anna, Mrs 21 

Whitford, George 22 

Wiggins, Edward 10 

Wiggins, T. M 10 

William J. Blow 8, 9 

Williams, Caroline E 24 

Williams, Eva S 26 

Williams, Henry 7, 26 

Williams, J. L 21 

Williams, J. T 26 

Williams, John 21 

Williams, Jos. A 26 



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Index 



Williams, Josiah 7 

Williams, Lucindy, Mrs 21 

Williams, R. F. J. H 26 

Williams, Richard 10 

Williams, Robert 7 

Williams, W. H 25 

Williams, W. R. 10 

Williamson, Peter 1 

Wilson, John F 10 

Wilson, L. H 17 

Wilson, Richard 10 

Worthington, William 18 

Wynn, Delia, Mrs 21 

Wynn, Harry 23 

Wynn, James B 21 

Wynn, William Fernander 23 



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John Bryan/Bryant, revolutionary war pension 1 

Will of Charles Smith, Beaufort Co., NC 1739 6 

Falconer/Tucker/Hardee Deposition, 1794 7 

Will of Priscilla Warren, Pitt Co., 1811 8 

Will of Needham Ward, Greene Co., NC, 1822 9 

Will of Luke Ward, Edgecombe Co., NC, 1838 11 

Clay root District tax list, 1856 12 

Rachel Brown Heirs, 1857 14 

Wdlliam A. Chance vs. Abner S. Coburn, 1859 15 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1862 16 

Edgecombe County Death Certificates 21 

Haddock famdly marriages 23 

Bible Records Andrews Famdly Bible Record 27 

Loren A. Brdley Bible Record 31 

Index 32 

FHXERS Lewis/James Famdly Shooting, 1900 6 

Johnson/May Double wedding, 1897 7 

Henry Haddock Murder, Pitt Co., 1882 8 

George Alexander Evans (1849-1908) of Alabama 10 

Lost Vdllage of Ira, Pitt Co., 1895 1 1 

David C. Slaughter, Shelby Co., Tenn 13 

George Ryan Evans (1807-1850) of Alabama 14 

Jesse B. Hodges, St. Francis County, Arkansas 15 



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John Bryan/Bryant, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of John Bryan/Bryant 
found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

VOV3 

State NC Edgecombe County} 

this day came before me Jo. P. PITT one of the justices of peace for said County Thomas JINKENS 
who saith on his oath that he is now about eighty-one years of age and that he served nine months in 
the revolutionary war and one tower with John BRYANT (of the County of Pitt) under Colo. 
ARMSTRONG marched from Martinsborough (now Greenville) to Kingston N.C. from there to the 
High Hills of Santee S.C. there we were put under Genrl. SEA WELL we were in Gates defeat 
together we then rendezvoused at Ramsey mills in N. C after the defeat myself John BRYANT & 
others received our discharge at the Shallow ford on the Yadkin river near Salisbury N. C. from our 9 
mths tower it being then expired I further believe that the sd. John BRYANT were in the Battle at 
(Stonenoe) N. C- 1 saw him on his way there & also on his return back home he then Frequently told 
me that he were there in the Battle on a 3 Months tower I know very well he occasionally served as a 
substitute for people this deponent fursayeth not. Given under my hand & seal on oath before the 
Subscribing witness 18 February 1834 

Witness Thomas (his B mark) JINKENS 

Jo. P. Pitt, JP 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Personally appeared before me Henry STANSELL one of the Justices in and for the said County of 
Pitt Mrs. Sally LEWIS of County aforesaid and hath made oath in due form of law as follows viz she 
the said Sally LEWIS waas liv eing with his mother John BRYAN and listed ? him off, deponent 
sayeth that she well recollect his John BRYAN seryeing as many as two years in the revolution and is 
knowing to his sending letters to his mother deponent sayeth not further the 18th of February 1834 
sworn to and subscribed before me 

the day and date afore written Sally (her mark) LEWIS 

Henry STANSELL JP 



State of North Carolina County of Pitt} 

On the 15th day of July in the year 1834, at the house of Maj. John ANDERSON, in said County, the 
undersigned Marshall DICKINSON, one of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Pitt aforesaid, 
proceeded to take the deposition of the said John ANDERSON, in relation to the service of John 
BRYANT in the revolutionary War, when the said John ANDERSON, after being sworn on the Holy 
Evangelists, according to law, deposeth and saith That he is acquainted with John BRYANT of said 
County, and has been from his Infancy, having lived for a great part of the time within a few miles of 
him, that, he the said BRYANT served as a private in Capt. Hodges Company, and Col. Sewell's 
Regiment, North Carolina militia, with him the said ANDERSON, for nearly three months, and he 
believes said BRYANT served the three months out, that he, himself, left the company a few days, 
probably not exceeding ten days before the three months were out, and said BRYANT returned home 
when the others returned. As he left said BRYANT in service he has no doubt he served the balance 
of the time. The company marched from Pitt County and served the tour in the upper part of this 
State. In 1781, the deponent served another tour with the said BRYANT in Col. Richard D 
SPEIGHT'S Regiment, NC militia, deponent in the horse, and BRYANT a private in the foot, in Capt. 
John MOYE'S company, Deponent was discharged before the three months were out - and deponent 
knew of BRYANT'S serving while he served, and he believes he served the tour out, if he had not, 
this Deponent thinks he would have known it, as they lived at that time about 2 1/2 miles apart - said 



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MOYE'S Company was raised in the said County of Pitt. Deponent belonged to it, but was one of a 
few who found each a horse, and served most of the time own horse. And further deponent saith not. 

John ANDERSON 

State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} 

On the 1 1th day of October 1834, personally appeared before me Henry AUSTIN one of the 
Justices of the peace in and for said county, John BRYAN of the County of Pitt a soldier of the 
Revolution who being duly sworn according to Law doth depose and say, in order to obtain the 
benefit of the Act of Congress of June 1832 - 

That he volunteered in the service of the United States and was placed under command of 
Captain LANIER and attached to Colonel ARMSTRONG'S Regiment. He cannot precisely identify 
the time but it was some time near the last of the Winter or the early part of the spring. He served for 
nine months and during that time was at the battle of Stono— Deponent's memory is bad in 
consequence of advanced age and great bodily affliction. He proves this service however by Gideon 
PETTIT who was with him. The most of this nine months was performed in South Carolina - a short 
time was spent in Georgia in pursuit of the enemy. - He was discharged at Stono a few weeks after 
the battle - 

After having returned home he volunteered again and was placed in Capt. HODGE'S 
Company - Col. SEA WELL'S regiment and served three months in the upper part of North Carolina 
in pursuit of Tories. He afterwards served a tour of three months as volunteer in a company 
commanded by Capt. John MO YE, Col SPAIGHT commanding and these three months were 
employed, as the former were, in pursuit of Tories along the course of the River Neuse in the State of 
North Carolina - no decisive action occurring during either tour. - After his discharge he returned 
home and volunteered again, deponent is entirely prevented from specifying dates from his loss of 
memory, and was assigned to Capt. HODGE'S company and in a Regiment commanded by Col. 
SEA WELL and was marched to Salisbury and thro' the Yadkin Country in pursuit of Tories and at the 
expiration of his tour of five months returned home as before - and after remaining a short time he 
volunteered again for twelve months at Greenville Pitt County N.C. He was put into Capt. HODGE'S 
company and the company was marched to Bute old Court House - where a point of rendezvous had 
been appointed. The command of the regiment to which he was attached was assigned to a French 
officer (The Baron Klaber he thinks or some such name) ~ From the Court House they marched to 
Halifax and the whole period of twelve months was occupied in performing discilt ory service in the 
State mainly in pursuit of Tories— He was discharged at Halifax near the close of the war. - 

Deponent states he was born in 1761 as appears by the record of his birth left by his father - 
in the County of Bertie N.C. and was removed to Pitt County at a very early age where he has resided 
ever since - He further States that he makes this statement in the County of Edgecombe in 
consequence of the great convenience to him and that his bodily infirmities are so great it with great 
difficulty he can get about. 

He hereby relinquishes all claim he may have to any allowance from the government of the 
U. States except under the act of 1832 - nor has his name been placed on any pension roll of any 
State. 

Sworn to & subscribed Jno [his mark ] BRYANT 

H. AUSTIN, J.P. {Seal} 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

On this the 24th day of September 1838 personally appeared before me Henry P BRYAN 
one of the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, John BRYAN, a resident of the County 
of Pitt aged seventy-seven years who being first duly sworn according to law doth, on his oath make 
the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress 
passed 7th of June 1 832; That on or about the 8th day of March 1 779 there being a draft, he 
volunteered under Capt. James LANIER and after the remaining about a month in the State they 
marched to Fayetteville thence to South Carolina under the command of Col. Jonas JOHNSON 
commander of the Edgecombe County Regiment, there they joined on Savannah River Genl. Lincoln 
then proceeded to Stono where a battle was fought a few days after which he was discharged and 
returned home; after serving five months including the time of returning & going— He further states 



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that subsequently, he was substituted in the place of Drury BULLOCK, but his memory has failed 
him so much that he cannot recollect the officers (at this time he served three months) nor can he 
recollect the direction of the Army; further than he went on Neuse River after the Tories;~In 1780, 
about August he volunteered for a three months tour under Capt. John HODGES, Col. Benjamin 
SEA WELL marched from Pitt County to Salisbury NC and from thence to the Waxhaw settlement in 
South Carolina and was discharged at the Yadkin River at a place called Island Ford after serving 
three months: In 1781, he volunteered under Capt. James MAYO, who having deserted Capt. John 
MO YE succeeded in the command and marched through the State North Carolina he cannot recollect 
the Colonel or General in this tour; he recollects that he served three months. He states that he can 
prove by Robert WILLIAMS Senior, John ANDERSON & Gideon PETITT had it his services. He 
hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declares 
that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State. 
Sworn to and subscribed the day 

and year aforesaid. John BRYAN 

Henry P BRYAN, JP 



Interrogatories propounded to John BRYAN by Henry P BRYAN a Justice of the Court of Pleas and 

Quarter Sessions for the County of Pitt: 

1st Where and in what year were you born? 

Ans. In Bertie County North Carolina on the 26th May 1761 

2nd Have you any record of your age? and if so where is it 

Ans. I had a record, but my mother who moved to Georgia about 50 years ago carried it with her. 
3rd Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom was it given and what has 
become of it. 

Answer. I was regularly discharged every term of service, I cannot recollect from whom I received 
the discharges they were lost with other papers many years since. 

4th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can 

testify as to your character for veracity and their belief in your services as a soldier in the revolution. 

Answer. Most everyone in the neighborhood but particularly Robertson JENKINS, Turner HOUSE, 

Henry A. HOPKINS, John TAYLOR & Nehemiah TAYLOR. 

Sworn to and subscribed the 24th day of September 1838. 

Henry P BRYAN, JP John BRYAN 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Personally appeared before me Warren WALLACE one of the Justices of the Court of Pleas and 
Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid, Gideon PETTIT a Revolutionary Soldier and Pensioner of 
the United States, who being duly sworn deposes and sayeth, that he is acquainted with John BRYAN 
of Pitt County and has been for the rise of sixty years past, that about 1779, during the Revolutionary 
war, that he was marching under the command of Col. Armstrong, that at a little town on the Cape 
Fear River above Fayetteville where the regiment which Col Armstrong commanded joined several 
other regiments, he saw the said John BRYAN in one of them, that he saw the said John BRYAN 
serving as a Soldier during their march to South Carolina; and down to Stono, where a battle was 
fought, the americans commanded by Genl Lincoln; he cannot state positively the length of 
BRYAN'S service, he has thought it was more than five months but was informed differently since, 
he however states his opinion that he served fully that period. Being absent almost all the war he 
cannot state any further services of said BRYAN. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Gideon (his mark) PETIT 

the 27th day of September 1838. 
W. WALLACE, JP CPQS 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

On this 27th day of January 1846 personally appeared before me, Marshal DICKINSON, one of the 
Justices of the Peace for the said County of Pitt, Nancy BRYANT a resident of said county aged 



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about seventy eight years, who first being duly sworn, according to law, doth on her oath, make the 
following declaration, made to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed 
or approved June 14, 1844 ( and oth e r acts ) entitled an Act to continue the pensions of certain widows, 
etc That she is the widow of John Bryant, who was a private in the Revolutionary War, and who drew 
a pension of forty six dollars & sixty seven cents per annum from the 4th of March 183 1 as she 
believes until the 4th of September 1840, but died before the 4th of March following — He proved his 
Services in the Army by John ANDERSON & Gideon PETIT as she thinks, both of whom are dead, 
and she is not able to prove at this time but refers to the records in the Pension office in his case. — 
She further Swears that she was married to the said John BRYANT about sixty years ago, the precise 
date she cannot recollect, her oldest child born afterwards is nearly 60 years of age according to her 
recollection, but she cannot state these facts precisely. She has no knowledge of any records by which 
the date of her marriage can be ascertained but she states positively that she was married to the said 
John BRYANT more than fifty eight years ago. That her husband the said John BRYANT died in 
Feby. 1841 the day of the month she cannot recollect—that she was not married to him prior to him 
leaving the Service; but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred & 
ninety four, viz. at the time above stated. That she has not since been married but still remains his 
widow. 

Nancy {her mark] BRYANT 

Sworn and subscribed, on the day and year above written, before 

Marshal DICKINSON J.P. 

The said Nancy BRYANT further states that she is old & infirm that she cannot conveniently attend 
Court— she thinks it would be dangerous to attend there it being 16 or 17 miles from her home 

Nancy {her mark] BRYANT 

Sworn to & subscribed, the day above written before me— And I certify that I believe the woman is 
too infirm to attend the Court in this season of the year- 
Marshal DICKINSON J.P. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

On the 28th day of January 1846 personally appeared before me Marshal DICKINSON, one of the 
Justices of the Peace for the said County aforesaid Dinah WHITEHURST aged about — years who 
being duly sworn according to law, states that she is the sister of Nancy BRYANT the widow of John 
BRYANT (late pensioner of the United States, that she was present at the marriage of the said Nancy 
to the said John BRYANT, that they were married by John BOWERS Esq. deceased— that the date she 
cannot state, nor can she say how many years ago it is since that marriage took place— but she 
remembers that she herself was married some months after her sister's marriage, and that her own first 
bora child Reuben WHITEHURST was bora after her marriage and some months after the first child 
of her said Sister (Dinah BRYANT now the wife of Henry MOORE) was born— that the said Dinah 
BRYANT now Dinah MOORE was born some months after the marriage of the said John BRYANT 
& the said Nancy— She further states she does not recollect the age of her said Son Reuben 
WHITEHURST, having had thirteen children she could not keep their ages in her memory— that a 
record of their births was kept in a Bible, and the Magistrate has read to me from that record, these 
words. Reuben WHITEHURST was born September 13, 1787-and she believes that was put down 
correct— That she does not know her own age, and declines making any conjecture about it— She 
further states that her said sister has not married since the death of her late Husband, but still remains 
his widow- Dinah (her mark) WHITEHURST 



State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

On the 28th day of January 1846 personally appeared before me Marshal DICKINSON, one of the 
Justices of the Peace for the County of Pitt aforesaid, Dinah MOORE, aged about 59 years, who being 
duly sworn, according to law, doth on her oath state, that she is a daughter of John BRYANT, 
deceased, and Nancy his wife, now his widow, that when she was young her parents told her that she 
was born on the 10th day of January, and that she was of such an age— this was often repeated 



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especially when my birth day came round, and I have always kept my age from year to year in that 
way, but the particular year of our Lord when I was bora I do not recollect hearing mentioned- 
Re coning from the above information given me by my said Parents as I have kept it from year to year 
to this time, I was fifty nine years of age the 10th day of this present month of January-- 1 remember 
when I was young I often heard my mother say that she was married in her nineteenth year and my 
aunt Dinah WHITEHURST say that she married in her seventeenth year, that my mother was married 
before my said aunt, that I was seven or eight months older than Reuben WHITEHURST, the first 
child of my aunt. These things were often talked over in the family, and I cannot well be much 
mistaken in my recollection of them— She further States that her father John BRYANT died the 24th 
day of February five years ago the coming February, and that my mother is still alive and remains his 
widow. Dinah (her mark) MOORE 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

On the 3rd day of February 1846 personally appeared before me Marshal DICKINSON one of the 
Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid, Henry MOORE, of said county, aged about 48 years, 
who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath state he was well acquainted with the late 
John BRYAN, a Pensioner of the United States, that he died on the 24th day of February 1 84 1 , 
leaving a widow Nancy BRYAN, who is still alive and remains his widow- 
Henry (his mark) MOORE 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

On the 28th day of March 1846 personally appeared before me Marshal DICKINSON, one of the 
Justices of the Peace for the County of Pitt aforesaid, Moses HIGHSMITH of said County, aged 86 
years, who being duly sworn, according to law, deposes as follows, in answer to questions as to the 
marriage of John BRYAN, late a Pensioner of the United States with Nancy BRYAN his wife. That 
he was present at the marriage of the said John BRYAN with said Nancy, now his widow, that John 
BOWERS Esq. was the Magistrate who officiated in the marriage ceremony. That he (HIGHSMITH) 
was one of those who conducted the Said BRYAN to bed with his BRIDE according to the custom of 
that time. This marriage took place the latter part of the year 1786, being now more than fifty nine 
years ago. That their first child was bora the early part of the next year. I think about six months after 
the marriage, that child was named Dinah, and is now the wife of Henry MOORE. I have lived in the 
Same neighbourhood of said BRYAN ever since the above period, except four or five years that I 
moved away, and since returned back— said BRYAN died five or six years ago, and said Nancy has 
remained his widow to this time. And further deponent saith not-- 

Moses (his mark) HIGHSMITH 



According to the answer to a letter of inquiry sent to the National Archives dated Dec. 8, 1937 from 
Marybelle Delamar of Raleigh, NC: 

John BRYAN and his wife were married in 1786; her maiden name is not given. She was 
bora in Virginia and moved to Pitt County, NC when a small girl. John BRYAN and his wife had 4 
children in 1796, but the only one named in the file was the oldest child, Dinah. In 1 846 Dinah was 
the wife of Henry MOORE and she states that she was 59 years of age on January 10, 1846. In 1846 
one Henry MOORE of Pitt County said he was aged about 48 years old, but it was not known if he 
was the husband of Dinah. In 1846 Dinah WHITEHURST stated that she was the sister of Nancy 
BRYAN the widow and that her first child, Reuben WHITEHURST was born September 13, 1787 
and that Reuben WHITEHURST was living in Pitt County, NC in 1846. Dinah WHITEHURST also 
stated that her sister Nancy married John BRYAN and that they were married by John BOWERS 
Esquire. In 1846 one Jesse THOMAS was living in Pitt County, aged about 37 years, who stated he 
was present at the death of John BRYAN. John BRYAN was allowed a pension on his application 
executed on Oct. 1 1, 1834 at the rate of $46.67 per annum commencing March 4th, 183 1, for 14 
months service as a private in the North Carolina militia. He died Feb. 24, 1 84 1 . 

Francis BRYAN, a clergyman, and William WHITEHURST gave the supporting affidavits, 
but it is unclear to their relationship to John BRYAN. 



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WU1 of Charles Smith, Beaufort Co., 1739 

Found in Beaufort Co. Old Will Book, 1720-1842, p. 30 on microfilm; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
There is a problem with the date of writing this Will (1739) and the date of Probate (1735). The last 
deed made by him is prior to 1735 and the date of Probate (1735) is believable. The date problem 
must be an error of transcribing by the Clerk. Contributed by Elizabeth Borum. 

♦J* «$► «$> «£♦ 

In the Name of God Amen, 

I, Charles SMITH being sick of body but of perfect memory do make ordain constitute this to be my 
Last will and testament first I bequeath my soul to God that give it hoping for a pardon for all my past 
sins through the mercies of my blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and life Everlasting after death 
my body I bequeath to the earth from whence it came and my worldly goods as followeth. 
I bequeath my grand child Charles SMITH and my grand child Elizabeth SMITH two yearling 
heiffers- afisd to be payed next spring. I give to my grand child John SMITH all the cattle that is of 
his own mark. 

In primis. I give to my grand child David SMITH two cows & calves. 

In primis. I give my son Charles SMITH two cows and calves. 

In primis. I give my grand child Mary LETCHWITH a ve arlen heiffer. 

And I give the rest of my estate to my son Hendry SMITH after debts are paid. 

And I do farther constitute and appoint my beloved son Hendry SMITH to be my sole and whole 

Executors according to all things constituted herein. 

In witness hearof I have set my hand and seal the 5th day of January 1739/&5 
Witnesses: Charles SMITH {Seal} 

Nes (his mark) MILLS 
John (his mark) CANNON 
Archibald CAMPBELL 

No Carolina 

At a Court begun and held at Bath Town that 9th of Sept. 1 735. 

Present Robert TURNER Simon ALDERSON Charles ODEAN, Esqrs. 

the within Last Will and Testament of Charles SMITH Dec'd was proved in open Court by the oaths 
of Nesby MILLS and Archibald CAMPBELL and at they see other subscribing Evidence witness that 
same. Ordered that Mr. Secretary have notice thereof the Exr therein mentioned having taken the oath 
by Law appointed. Test JnoCOLLISON ClkCor 



Lewis/James Family Shooting, Bel voir, 1900 

Eastern Reflector, Fit, March 9, 1900 

Homicide in Belvoir One Man Killed and Two Others Wounded 

News comes to THE REFLECTOR that another homicide is to be credited up to Pitt county. Sunday 
in Belvoir township Mr. Jesse JAMES went to the home of Mr. E. B. LEWIS for the purpose of 
marrying his daughter. Mr. LEWIS objected to the marriage and Mr. JAMES left. Sunday night Mr. 
JAMES accompanied by his brother, Sam JAMES, and others returned to Mr. LEWIS' house for the 
purpose of taking Miss LEWIS away by force and marrying her. The father again objected, a fight 
ensued and the result is that Jesse JAMES is wounded and Sam JAMES is dead. Mr. LEWIS has a cut 
head and a pistol ball in his hip. How the trouble began or who began the shooting we could not learn. 
The affair is to be deplored as all the parties thereto are well known in their community. 



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Falconer/Tucker/Hardee Deposition, 1794 

Found in the William Moore Papers, Collection #596, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. 
Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

C# 

No Carolina Pitt County} 

I hereby Certify, that on the — day of May 1794 George FALCONER & Wright TUCKER, appeared 
before me at the place where the Begining tree of the land whereon Abraham HARDEE & William 
KING now lives, stood— Agreeable to Express words of Patent was a Black gum- 
George FALCONER, being sworn Deposeth & sayeth, that he has several! times been Called on to 
run, the lines of this survey— of Land by Joseph HARDEE & others, & that he always was directed to 
Begin at, a Black gum by all parties as long as the gum stood, & since the gum is down he very well 
recollects the place where it stood which place he believes to be within six feet of a small hornbeem 
tree, 

Wright TUCKER being sworn, sayeth, that when he owned the land whereon, William HELLEN 
lately lived, which Calls for the afore mentiond gum as the Begining tree of that survey, the gum was 
then Cut down by whom he did not know, that he TUCKER & Joseph HARDEE former proprietor of 
the Land whereon Abr. HARDEE now lives discovered the gum to be down supposed that some 
person had done it or Hunting Rackoons — they then agreed to mark the two nearest trees to the sd. 
gum — which was two small Horn beams — the one above, & the other Below, the gum neither of 
them six feet from the stump of sd. gum and that one of the hornbeam trees are still stinding which 

they Marked & further these Deponants sayeth not — done in presence of William BUCK John 

H. SIMPSON 

Saml. SIMPSON Abraham HARDEE & Thos ARMSTRONG J.P. 

(Joseph HARDEE & John HARDEE sons of Joseph) 

Thos. ARMSTRO.G Certf. for A HARDEES Corner Tree 



Johnson/May Double Wedding, 1897 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., Nov. 30, 1897 

A Brilliant Wedding 

St. John's Episcopal church near Quinerly, was the scene of a beautiful double wedding on 
Wednesday evening, 17th inst. It was the occasion of the marriage of Geo. A. JOHNSON to Miss 
Neppie MAY and Robert L. JOHNSON to Miss Mary MAY. 

The attendants were O. W. MAY and Miss Katie KOONCE, Fred JOHNSON and Miss Rebe 
GRIFFIN, A. M. MOIZE and Miss Neta MAY, Dr. W. W. DAWSON and Miss Julia MCCOTTER, 
C. C. MAY and Miss Ethel WOOTEN, Claude GASKINS and Miss Minnie DAWSON, and L. C. 
DAWSON and Miss Lissa SMITH. 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Alban GREAVES assisted by Rev. Edward WOOTEN. 
Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party accompanied by a host of friends repaired to the 
hospitable home of Mr. Allen JOHNSON (father of the grooms) where they were tendered a splendid 
reception. 

The grooms are two of our most prosperous young farmers and the brides are the charming 
daughters of Mr. Jos. E. MAY, one of our best farmers as well as citizens. 

We extend to the happy couples our best wishes for their journey through life in double 
harness. 



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Will of Priscilla Warren, Pitt Co., 1811 

Found in Edgecombe County, NC Wills, CR 037.801.31; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. According to 
writing on the backside of this Will it appeared in Record Book E, page 256. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the Name of God amen I Prisscilla WARREN of Pitt County & state of North Carolina being of 
sound & perfect mind & memory blessed be god & do this Eleventh Day of January one thousand 
Eight Hundred & Eleven make & publish this my Last will & testament in manner following that is to 
say I Leave the whole of my negros & there increas to my six oldest Children Names Elizabeth 
LANG Stephen ROGERS Sarah WOOTTEN Prisscilla TURLINGTON William ROGERS John 
ROGERS to be Equalley Devided after my Lawffull Debts is paid also the Remainder part of my 
propperty to be Equally Devided amongst the above Namd Children I make & ordain my worthy 
friends John LANG & Josiah WOOTTEN Executors of this my Last will & testiment in Witness 
Whereof I the said Prisscilla WARREN have to this my Last will & testament set my hand & seal the 
Day & year above written 
Signed sealed published & Declared 

by the said Prisscilla WARREN the testater Prisscilla WARREN { Seal} 

as her Last will & testament in the percense 
of us 

Anna BROWN 

Ithiel (his mark) CEEN [EASON?] 
Benjamin (his mark) WALSTON 

Edgecombe County November Court 1820 

The within last Will and Testament of Priscilla WARREN deed, was exhibited in open Court for 
Probate and was proved by the oath of Benjamin WALSTON one of the subscribing Witnesses 
thereto- And John LANG and Josiah WOOTTEN the Executors named in the said Will were at the 
same time qualified thereto— Ordered that the same be certified and the Will recorded— 

Test Michl. HEARNE CC 



Henry Haddock Murder, Pitt Co., 1882 

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC, Tues. May 9, 1882 

Mr. W. S. WOOTEN was in the city yesterday, and informed us of the murder of Henry 
HADDOCK, near Haddock's Cross Roads, Pitt county. The facts are as follows: Henry HADDOCK 
was in the habit of taking too much King Alcohol, and was very fussy while under the influence. 
William HADDOCK, who is his brother, chastised him for his noisy and fussy habits, and at the 
time the murder took place, Henry came to William's house full of liquor and pitched at him for a 
fight; and as Henry was much stronger, he overpowered him, and while he had him down pelting 
him, a son of William's, 14 years old, came out of the house with a shot-gun, and aiming at his head, 
fired, and the contents entering his head, effecting a wound from which he died instantly. 

Newbern Journal 



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Will of Needham Ward, Greene Co., NC, 1822 

Found in Edgecombe County, NC Wills, CR 037.801.31; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God amen I Needham WARD of Green County and State of North Carolina being 
weak in body at this time but of sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the 
uncertainty of this mortal and Knowing it is appointed for all men once to die I recommend my body 
to this earth to be buried in a christian Maner at the discretion of my Executor and as for my worldly 
estate as it has pleased God to bless me with 
I give and dispose in manor and form as follows 

Item I lend unto my loving Wife Elizabeth WARD one negro man named Sam and One woman 
named Cate and one negro man by the name of Moses and woman by the name of fillis and negro 
man by the name of Ben and One woman by the name of Edy and One negro man by the name Lewis 
and one by the name of Spencer and One by the name of Samson and Woman by the name of Vine 
and one by the name of Judy and One by the name of Lydia during her widow hood — 
Item I lend to my loving Wife Elizabeth WARD all my Land and plantation that I am possessed with 
and all my stock and and all my house hold Furniture and utentials of husbandry during her widow 
hood 

Item After paying all my just and lawful debts 

Item I lend unto my loving daughter Sarah BARNES one negro woman named Lucy and her 
increase to her and her heirs after her lawfully be goten of her body 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Delitha DAVIS all the property I have possessed 
her with to her and her heires for ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Seth WARD all the property I have already possessed 
him with to him and his Heires for ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Nancy EASON all the property I have already possessed 
her with and Two hundred dollars to be raised out of the property that I have lent to my wife to be 
raised after her death to her and her heires for ever Lawfully begotten of her Body — 
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Lemon WARD all the property I have already 
possessed him with to him and his heires for ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth ELLIS all the property I have already 
possessed her with to her and her heires for ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Needham WARD Two negro boys by the name of 
Abraham & Primus to him and his heires for Ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Claracy WARD One negro girl named Beed and 
one boy named Jack to her and her heires for Ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Gideon WARD One negro boy by the name of Allen 
and one by the name of Joel to him and his heires for Ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Turner WARD One negro boy by the name of Charles 
and one by the name of Willis to him and his heires for ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Susanna WARD One negro girl by the name of 
Edny and one negro woman named Judy that I have lent to my wife She is to have after my wifes 
death to her and her heires for Ever — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Willie WARD One negro boy by the name of Tom 
and one negro girl by the name of Lydia that I have lent to my wife he is to have after my wifes death 
her and her increase to him and his heires for Ever — 

Item I also desire that all my negros and all my stock and household furmture with all that that I 
have lent away to my wife be equally divided between my Children at my wifes death that is not 
already given Needham WARD Claracy WARD Gideon WARD Turner WARD SusanaWARD& 
Willie WARD Only my desiree is that Susana WARD my daughter Should of the negros that I lent to 
my wife to raise her and make her equal with the rest at my Wifes death have one negro man by the 



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name of Spencer and that my son Willie WARD to make him Equal and raise him should have one 
negro man named Samson and my desire is that Sarah BARNES my daughter at my wifes death be 
made out of the property that I lent to my wife The sum of Two hundred Dollars to make her equal 
with the rest — 

Item my will and desire is at my wifes death that all my Lands be equally divided between my four 

sones that is Needham WARD Gideon WARD Turner WARD and Willie WARD Only that my 

desire is that my son Willie WARD have my house and plantation whereon I now live in his lot And 

lastly I do nominate and appoint my worthy friend Gideon BYNUM and my loving son Needham 

WARD to be Executors to this my last will and testament Revoking and disannulling all and every 

other will Or wills heretofore made by me acknowledging this to be my last will and testament in 

witness whereunto I have set my hand and seal this 28th day of January 1822 

Test Needham WARD {seal} 

ElishaBARGERAM 

Kinchen DAVIS 

Edward AM A SON 

The foregoing was proved in open court in Green County N.C. at November term 183 1 And 
Registered in the clerkes office of said county Page 304.5.6. & 7 by William WILLIAMS Clark 
[Clerk] 



George Alexander Evans (1849-1908) of Alabama 

Biography found in History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Vol. 3, by Thomas 
McAdory Owen and Mrs. Marie Bankhead Owen. The book was 
published by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 111., 1921. 

EVANS, GEORGE ALEXANDER, lawyer, was born March 31, 1849, at Columbus, Lowndes County, 
Miss., and died June 9, 1908, at Birmingham; son of Richard and Hannah Sherman (STANTON) EVANS, 
the former a native of Greenville, Pitt County, N. C, was a lawyer at Columbus, Miss., and served as 
school commissioner for several years; grandson of Benjamin and Sarah (SHEFFIELD) STANTON, who 
lived at South Kingston, R I. Thomas STANTON, the progenitor of the Stanton family in this country, 
was an early settler of Rhode Island, where he was granted large tracts of land in King's Province, now 
Narragansett, by the Crown. The Evans family was introduced into America by two brothers, Richard and 
George EVANS, who emigrated from Wales about 1730, to Bath, Beaufort County, N. C, bringing with 
them from England the materials for an Episcopal church, the ruins of which are still to be found in North 
Carolina, Mr. Evans obtained his schooling in Columbus, Miss., and in Hillsboro, N. C. He enlisted in a 
cavalry company of the C. S. Army when he was fourteen years old, and was captured with the company, 
en route from Columbus. He entered the law office of his father when he was fifteen years old, was 
admitted to the bar in Columbus, Miss., and practiced law in that city in partnership with Judge James M. 
ARNOLD, who resigned the position of chief justice of Mississippi to enter the firm. After practicing in 
that city for twenty-five years, the firm of ARNOLD & EVANS moved to Birmingham and opened a law 
office in that place. Mr. EVANS was a Democrat; an Episcopalian; a Knight Templar; a Knight of Pythias; 
and an Odd Fellow. Married: in 1869, in Vaiden, Miss., Emily, daughter of John E. and Elizabeth 
(VAJDEN) PHILLIPS; granddaughter of Joseph C. M. VAIDEN, who moved from Virginia to the Delta 
country of Mississippi, accumulating vast areas of delta land and hundreds of slaves. Children: 1. Richard 
Vaiden EVANS(q. v.); 2. John Phillips EVANS, m. Fannie RANDOLPH. Last residence: Birmingham. 



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Will of Luke Ward, Edgecombe Co., NC, 1838 

Found in Edgecombe County, NC Wills, CR 037.801.31; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen. I Luke WARD Senr of the County of Edgecombe and State of North 
Carolina being in bad health but of Sound mind and memory, and Calling to mind the mortality of my 
body do make ordain and establish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (to 
wit) 

1st I commend my soul into the hands of god that gave it, and my body to its mother Earth to be 

buryed in a christian like manner — 

2nd I wish akll my Just debts to be paid if any 

3rd I give unto my beloved wife Nancy all my farming utensils, including one good cart and wheels, 
my gigg and Harness and other things belonging to the gigg, 2 Horses her choise and & Stocks of 
Gees her c hoce. 3 cows & calves her choice, 20 head of Hogs her choice, 3 sows and pigs her choice 
10 head of sheep her Choice, 2 Beds bed Steads and furniture belonging to the beds her choice, 1500 
pounds of Pork or bacon I also give her half the crop of Corn & Fodder on hand 1 Barrell of Brandy 
and 1 Barrell of wine 15 Gallons of Honey. Negro Collins was lent to her by her father during her life. 
I also do the same 

I also give her the following Negroes, to Wit, Vileet, Lucy, Eason Allen, Hester, Isaac, Andrew, 
Malcus, Horry, & Adaline. I also lend unto her all the Land I own in Edgecombe county during her 
life also lend her my Brandy still during her life ans all my Kitchen furniture during her life also I 
Irend her all my household Furniture during her life, I also give her one fourth part of all my debts due 
me at my death after paying my debts, also I give her 120 pounds of Lard — 
4th I give unto my Son Rippon WARD all the tract of Land in Pitt County on which he now lives 
5th I give unto my Son Daniel WARD all the Land on which he now lives in Pitt County also two 
Negroes Alferd & Mary— I also give him Negro Ned 

6th I give unto my Son Harmon WARD one negro man Winsor (to make him equal in Land with my 
Son Rippon whose land is worth $1700) adding to the Value of the negros $600 the price Harmans 
Land Sold for on Bryer Swamp, Should this not make him equal in Land it is my desire that he be 
made equal out of the proceeds of my sale I also give my son Harmon all the Land and plantation on 
which I now live after the death of my wife Nancy 

7th it is my will and desire that all my other property of whatever name or denomination not 
disposed of heretofore be equally divided between my Sons Rippon Daniel & Harmon WARD Also 
the property I have lennt to my wife except the Land 

I do hereby nominate my Sons Rippon Daniel & Harmon WARD my Executors to this my last will 
and testament Octr 16th 1838 
In presence of 

Jos. Jno. PIPPEN Luke WARD 

Wilson HOWARD Junr. 



Lost Village of Ira, Pitt Co., 1895 

King's Weekly, Greenville, NC, April 1, 1895 

IRA 

The Greenleaf- Johnson Lumber road crosses the Scotland Neck and Kinston road just south of 
Grindle Creek at Staton's mill. A store has been built and business is lively. Several new houses have 
been built and it begins to look village like. It has been named Ira, and is expected soon to be made a 
post office. 



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Clay Root District Tax List, 1856 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original Tax List found in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection, 
#145, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Persons names 


White Poll Black Pole 


Acres Land 


valuatic 


Adams Argent Senr 


3 


202 


1000 


Adams Polly 


1 






Adams Fsther 


1 






Adams Argent Jr 


1 






Adams Thomas 


1 


260 


500 


Adams James Senr 




296 


625 


Adams David 


1 






Adams Thos B- 


1 


53 


62 


Adams John A. 


1 


100 


200 


Adams Jesse 




305 


800 


Adams Foreman 


1 1 






Adams Hardee 


1 


53 


62 


Buck Edward 


1 3 


900 


2000 


Buck William H 


1 


100 


150 


Bralv James 


i 

1 






Clark William H 


1 4 


364 


650 


Clark LvdiaM 


o 


JO? 


1UUU 


Clark Lovey 


3 


289 


600 


Clark Lydia 


8 






Clark James 


1 


138 


400 


Clark Wyatt 


1 2 


464 


650 








1AAA 

zUUU 


Chapman Edward 


1 14 


555 


2000 


ChaDman David 


j 




IzUU 


Clark WillHadmr. 


3 


387 


1549 


Clark David 


1 A 


T 1 A 


200 


Chapman Jesse 


1 


25 


25 


Edwards Thomas 




577 


600 


Edwards William O 


10 


251 


1600 


Elks James 


1 






Edwards William H 




330 


200 


Edwards Amariah A 


1 






Elks James 


1 






Fornes Thomas 


1 


537 


800 


Gardner William 


1 






Haddock Spencer 


1 







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Persons names 



White Poll Black Pole Acres Land valuation 



Haddock Burton 1 
Haddock William Senr 
Haddock William Jr 1 

Jones Redding L. 1 

Lewis John 1 

Nobles Salina 

Pollard Turner 



Smith Lewis H. for Susan 
Chapman 
Smith D. H. 1 
Smith Cullen 1 
Smith John A 1 
Smith Dennis C 1 
Smith Lewis H. 1 
Smith Abner 1 
Smith Hardy 1 
Stokes Hardy 
Sutton Jesse 
Smith Hardy J. 
Smith Joshua 

Stokes Bryan G. 1 
Wetherington John 1 
Venters Washington 



260 260 



63 250 



289 600 

249 600 

220 500 

305 305 

8 1427 2114 

7 578 1700 

3 252 1200 

50 111 

92 100 

1721 1355 

175 389 

6 1120 850 

150 300 

830 1700 



David C. Slaughter, Shelby Co., Tenn. 

Found in Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, 1887; Shelby County Biographical Appendix 

Hon. David C. SLAUGHTER, chairman of the Shelby County Court, was bora in Greenville, N. C, 
August 25, 1831, and is the son of Abner and Mary (CANNON) SLAUGHTER, both natives of North 
Carolina. In March, 1832, the parents moved to Tipton County, where they located and passed the 
remainder of their lives on a plantation near Covington, both dying in 1 87 1 . They were most exemplary 
citizens. Our subject was reared and educated on his father's plantation, and in 1858 was elected sheriff of 
Tipton County and served four years. In March, 1866, he was re-elected to the same office, and in 1868 
was again re-elected, a merited recognition of his standing and prominence in the county. In August, 1869, 
he resigned and was elected State senator. He served until 1871 and then followed agricultural pursuits in 
Tipton County until February, 1877, when he removed to Shelby County and located on a small plantation 
where he yet resides. In 1878 he was elected magistrate and became cashier for George B. FLEECE, 
county trustee. He served as cashier two years and as magistrate ever since. From 1882 to 1885 he served 
as adjuster of claims against the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, and in January, 1886, he was elected 
chairman of the county court, in which position he is yet serving, to the acceptance of the people. In 1850 
he married Susan A. OVERALL, of Tipton County. They have three sons and three daughters living. He is 
a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the K. of H., K. & L. of H. and the A. O. U. W., and himself and wife 
are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 



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Rachel Brown Heirs, 1857 

Found in Pitt County Guardian Records, 1857; 079.510.8, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

C* 

North Carolina Pitt County} County Court Nov Term 1857 
To the Worshipful Justices of Said Court 

The Petition of W. J. R. BROWN Sheweth unto your worships that he is entitled as tenant in 
Common with Charles BROWN and Rachael BROWN to the following named negro Slaves, to wit, 
Aley~Martha~Obed~Ann and Child Suck~Caezar~and Margaret- 

Your petitioner is now of full age and desirous of having partition made in Said Slaves so that he 
may enjoy his Share in Severalty his Cotenants are infants of tender years but Rachael BROWN is 
their regularly appointed Guardian— Your petitioner prays that your worships will cause a copy of this 
petition and Suppoena to issue and be Served upon the Said Rachael BROWN Guardian as aforesaid 
Commanding her to appear at your next Court and defend the ingest of her Said wards in this suit and 
Shew Cause if any She may have against the prayer of your petitioner and if no Sufficient Cause be 
Shewn to the Contrary may it please your worships to appoint Suitable and proper Commissioners 
whose duty it Shall be after first being duly Sworn to view Said Slaves, and then to divide them into 
three lots as nearly equal in value as may be practicable and then to set apart and allot to your 
petitioner one of the Said lots, and put him in possession of the Same, and then make report under 
their hand and Seals to the next term of your Court of what they have done in the premises And that 
your worships will make all other orders and decrees which may Seem necessary and proper in the 
premises and as in duty bound he will ever pray &@ 

F B SATTERTHWAITE {Seal} 

Nov Term, 1857 

On Motion to Court ordered that Elias J BLOUNT Esqr- Blount NOBLES- Richard BLOUNT 
and John W DAWSON be appointed Commissioners to divide the Slaves named in the Petition and 
Set apart to the Petitioner his Share in Severalty and make report to the next term of this Court under 
their hand and Seals 

Attest H SHEPPARD Clerk 

By M G CHERRY D.C 



George Ryan Evans (1807-1850) of Alabama 

Biography found in History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Vol. 3, 
by Thomas McAdory Owen and Mrs. Marie Bankhead Owen. The book was 
published by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 111., 1921. 

EVANS, GEORGE RYAN, lawyer, was born January 1, 1807, in Greene County, N. C, and died June 18, 
1850, at Cahaba; son of Benjamin and Catharine (SHEPPARD) EVANS, who came to Alabama about 
1818, and settled in Claiborne, Monroe County. He acquired a fair education in Claiborne, and after his 
father's death in 1824, obtained a situation as a school teacher. He taught for three or four years; studied 
medicine for two years; resumed his teaching, and read law during the same time. Admitted to the bar, he 
opened a law office in Cahaba in 1834. The same year, he was elected by the general assembly judge of the 
county court to succeed Judge Clinton. He held that office for two years; succeeded B. C. YANCEY as 
register in chancery for that district in 1839; held that office until 1843 when he was elected to represent 
Dallas County in the State legislature. Following his term in that body, he devoted all his time to his 
profession until his death in 1850. Married: Miss ARTHUR, who resides with his daughters in Dallas 
County. Last residence: Cahaba. 



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William A. Chance vs. Abner S. Coburn, 1859 

Found in Pitt County Guardian Records, 1859; 079.510.8, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

OS 

Pitt County Superior Court 

William A. CHANCE plaintiff agst Abner S. COBURNE defendant 
The plaintiff above named complaining of the defendant alleges 

1 . That sometime in the year 1 844 or there about the plaintiff in right of his wife Cindy was entitled 
to the Share and interest of said wife as next of Kin of her father Eleazer COBURNE deed who died 
intestate— sometime previous thereto, in the estate of said decedent 

2. That about said time plaintiff being a man of weak mind and incompetent to manage his estate 
judiciously, by the advice and persuasion of the defendant and other relatives by blood of his said 
wife, he consented to the delivery of his personal estate and the real estate of his said wife, some time 
in or about the aforesaid year Towit, the year 1844 to the defendant to hold, possess and control, for 
the use and benefit of plaintiff; and defendant at that time accepted said trust. 

3. Thereafter, to wit, sometime in the year 1 844 or there about defendant received for and on behalf 
of plaintiff from William G. ANDREWS administrator of Eleazer COBURNE aforesaid and from 
other sources the share to which plaintiff was entitled therein in right of his wife amounted to the sum 
of one thousand dollars or there about; and has since that time held possessed and controlled said 
property for the use and benefit of plaintiff; and has meted out the lands belonging to plaintiffs wife 
ever since said year under the trust aforesaid 

4. That plaintiff before the commencement of this action demanded of defendant that he should 
come to an account with him for his said estate and pay over to him what was due but defendant 
refused. Wherefore plaintiff demands judgment of the defendant for the sum of one thousand dollars 
and interest and for further relief. 

Edward C YELLOWLEY Plaintiffs atty. 



Jesse B. Hodges, St. Francis County, Ark. 

Found in Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoir of Eastern Arkansas, 1 890. 

Jesse B. HODGES, one of the prominent tillers of the soil in this section, was born in Beaufort County, N. 
Carolina, in 1837, being the son of John L. and Cynthia (RODGERS) HODGES, natives of N. Carolina. 
Jesse B. came to Arkansas with his parents on 1859, settling on a farm not far from his present residence. 
His educational advantages were limited, his help needed on his father's farm, but notwithstanding this fact, 
he is a well informed man, having given considerable attention to reading, which added to keen 
observation, has enable him to be conversant on all the important topics of the past and present. When 
twenty-two years of age he accepted a position as manager of a farm, so continuing until the breaking out 
of the war, when he enlisted in 1861, in the Confederate service, in Company G, Thirteenth Arkansas 
Regiment, participating in the battles of Shiloh, Richmond, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Liberty Gap, 
Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, New Hope, Resaca, also Peach Tree Creek, Decatur, Jonesboro, Spring 
Hill, Franklin and Bentonville. Subsequently, or at the close of the war, his regiment surrendered to 
Sherman at Greensboro, N. Carolina, on April 26, 1865. As this sketch will show, Mr. HODGES 
participated in all of the principal engagements of the war, in which the Tennessee Army took part. After 
peace was declared he returned home, resuming the occupation of farming and in 1868 was united in 
marriage to Miss Mary F. MATTHEWS, a daughter of Lawrence and Lydia A. (CRAWFORD) 
MATTHEWS. No children have been given them. Mr. HODGES owns 400 acres of excellent land, with 
275 under cultivation. He has a pleasant, comfortable place, and all the improvements and conveniences 
that add so much to the happiness of home. He also is quite extensively occupied in stock raising. His 
political views are Democratic. Himself and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1862 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for August-November 1862, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, 
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



August 1862 [continued] 

Ordered that Caleb CANNON, Elias J. BLOUNT, Charles RODGERS and Hardee JOHNSON be 
appointed commissioners on the part of the County of Pitt to confer with such persons or may be 
appointed commissioners in the part of the County of Greene and to construct for the building of the 
public bridge across Contentnea Creek near Scuffleton, the said Creek at that place formerly the 
boundary line between said two counties, and the Clerk issue a copy of the order to our 
Commissioners, [p.74] 

The last Will and Testament of Robt. H. DRYSDALE dec'd. was proved by the oaths of William D. 
JONES, _N JOYNER, and Moses JOYNER; that letters testamentary be issued to James JOYNER 
the executor, he giving bond of $2,000 with Moses JOYNER and William D. JONES as sureties. 
[p.74] 

Ordered that David S. FLEMING admr. of the estate of John TEEL dec'd be allowed to return his 
final accts. of said estate and that five percent commission be allowed him in settlement of the same. 

Friday, August the 8th 1862. 

Court met according to adjournment 

Henry S. CLARK, L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON 

Ordered that John MANSFIELD is empowered to list his taxes for the present year and released from 
double tax. 

An oath to Support the constitution of the Confederate State of America was duly administered and 
taken by L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON & J. L. PAUL Justices of the Peace [p.76] 

[DIM-HARD TO READ] Henry S. CLARK having reported that he has in his hands belonging to the 
County funds to the amount of $7, 6 53.42 arising from the following sources, to wit.Check of Public 
Treasurer for $7,341.17 Soldiers Cloth sold $8725 cash realized from sale of salt after paying all 
expenses $1 1200 Balance of contributions after buying powder & shot $3000 and Balance of fund 
contributed by Bryan GRIMES for support for the families of poor soldiers $6250 it is ordered by the 
Court that aforesaid money the sum of $6,000 be paid into the Bank of Washington in part payment of 
a note given by P. A. ATKINSON, L. P. BEARDSLEY, F. B. SATTERTHWAITE, Churchill 
PERKINS & Henry S. CLARK for the benefit of the County and that the sum of $9250 be paid to the 
treasurer of the military funds and the remainder be paid to the Salt commissioners and it is further 
ordered that H. S. CLARK be appointed to carry this order into execution & he required to give bond 
in the sum of $15,000 with James J. PERKINS and Hugh SUTTON as sureties, [p.76-77] 

Peyton A. ATKINSON treasurer of the Military Board having tendered his resignation it was 
accepted & W. M. B. BROWN was appointed in his place and required to give bond payable to the 
State of NC in the sum of $20,000 with Willie BROWN and Robert GREENE as sureties. 

Ordered by the Court that Willie BROWN, Henry SHEPPARD & H. S. CLARK be appointed to audit 
& settle the account of P. A. ATKINSON former treasurer of the Military Board & report to the next 
term of this Court. 



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Ordered by the Court that James B. CHERRY be appointed a member of the committee of Claims in 
place of William A. CHERRY now absent in the army, [p.77] 

Ordered by the Court that Joseph J. DANCY, James L. PAUL & T. R. CHERRY be appointed a 
committee to advertise for and make out a list of all claims managing Boards & lodging and 
provisions furnished the Soldiers from this county during the months of April May June & July 1 86 1 
and report to the next term of this Court. 

Ordered by the Court that Willie BROWN, H. S. CLARK & Henry SHEPPARD be appointed a 
committee of Finance for the ensuing year. 

Ordered by the Court that the sum of $100 be allowed Dr. W. M. B. BROWN for services as secretary 
of the Military Board up to this time and that the Secretary of the said Board be hereafter paid for his 
services at the rate of $400 pr. annum. 

Ordered by the Court that the Clerk issue Notice to all the dispensary officers of the County except 
the County Trustee, requiring them hereafter to report their transactions in open Court every six 
months to commence at February Court 1863 and thereafter to every alternate terms. 

Thomas COX Adms. pendente rite of Aron COX deed, returns his inventory of personal effects of 
said estate. 

Upon motion it is ordered by the court that the prayer of Petitioner Margaret BULLOCK widow of 
W. S. BULLOCK be granted & that Henry STANCJL, James H. JENKINS, C. O. STATON & 
Fredrick DAVENPORT be appointed commissioners to set apart & allot to the said Margaret 
BULLOCK widow aforesaid so much of the crop stock & provisions belonging to the estate of her 
said husband as may be adequate to the support of herself and family far and near, and if there shall 
not be a sufficiency on hand to offer such allowance then to assess discrepancies in manner said 
commissioners to be sworn and to report to the next term of this Court. 

Ordered by the Court that James L. PAUL be allowed ten cents per bushel on 96 bushels of salt sold 
by him belonging to the County. 

Saturday August 9th 1862 

Court met according to adjournment 

L. P. BEARDSLEY, Henry S. CLARK, James L. PAUL 

On motion ordered that James S. CLARK be appointed Admr. on the estate of Alafair TAYLOR 
deed, by his entering bond of $275 with Edward HOEL and James B. CHERRY as sureties. 

State vs. James B. BAKER, James H. FORBES} Wm. B. M. BROWN was a witness was called out 
& fined $80 afterwards said witness certified in case when on motion the fine was remitted. 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions held and 
began for the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina at the Court House in Town of 
Greenville on the 25th day of August 1862 
Present} Enoch MOORE, B. G. ALBRITTON, M. DICKINSON 

Ordered Henry SHEPPARD be special admr. on the estate of Benj. TURNAGE deed, [p.80] 
[TOO DIM TO READ] 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions held and 
began for the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina at the Court House in Town of 
Greenville on the 2 th day of August 1862 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, B. G. ALBRITTON, W. A. BERNARD 



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Ordered by the Court that Calvin STOKES be allowed to take out Special Admr. upon the estate of 
Wm B. STOKES deed., he entering into bond of $1,000 with Thomas STOKES and W. P. 
HANRAHAN as sureties. It is further ordered the admr. be allowed to sell the following articles 
30 head of hogs, 3 head of horses, 2 head of cattle, 5 sides of leather, 4 or 6 head of sheep 
L. P. BEARDSLEY J.P., Wm A. BERNARD J.P. , B. G. ALBRITTON J.P. 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and 

held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Town of Greenville on the 1st day of October 

1862 Present} 

M. DICKINSON 

W. J. BLOW 

James L. PAUL 

J. J. CHERRY 

D. S. FLEMING 

B. G. ALBRITTON 

Willis R. WHICHARD 

Sherrod TYSON 

John GALLOWAY 

L. P. BEARDSLEY 

Benj. HAZZELTON 

Henry STANCIL 

H. GURGANUS 

Moses TURNAGE 

William WHITEHEAD 

Ordered by the Court that the 34 sacks of salt now in Tawbor o be brought to Greenville and those 
persons who are without salt and actually in need be only supplied in the ratio for each member of the 
family as agreed upon by the commissioners And before the delivery of any salt to any persons, the 
Commissioners must be satisfied that the applicant has no salt on hand. 

Ordered further that a Commissioner be appointed to visit the Salt Makers in Virginia which North 
Carolina has purchased an interest in and contract and make arrangements for transportation for the 
same for whatever amount he may be able to procure. 

Ordered further that L. P. BEARDSLEY be appointed a commissioner whose duty it shall be for the 
purpose of Purchasing Salt for the County of Pitt, [p.86] 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began and 
held for the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina at the Court House in Town of 
Greenville on the 11th day of October 1862 

Present} M. DICKINSON, W. R. WHICHARD, Wm WHITEHEAD 

Ordered W. P. BRYANT be special admr. on the estate of John WHITEHURST [WHITEHEAD?] 
deed., he entering into bond of $35,000, with John C. KEEL and John WHITEHURST as sureties. It 
is further ordered the admr. be allowed to sell the following articles viz 

15 or 20 head of cattle, 4 head of horses, 4 or 5 barrels of brandy, 1 barrel of wine, 20 or 30 head of 
hogs, 20 or 30 head of sheep, [p.87] 

William WHITEHEAD J.P., M. PERKINS J.P., Willis R WHICHARD J.P. 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions held and 
began for the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina at the Court House in Town of 

Greenville on the Monday of November 1862 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, H. S. CLARK, Caleb CANNON 

[THE NEXT SEVERAL PAGES TOO DIM] 

Fenner NELSON pays tax 



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William H. SMITH Justice of the Peace came into Court and took the oath to Support the Constitution 
of the Confederate States, [p.88] 

Germain BERNARD Public Register came into Court and took the oath to Support the Constitution of 
the Confederate States. 

...publication on the Court House door ...this Court a vote of a majority of ....taken upon a proposition 
to defend of that court? [p.88] 

Ordered by the Court that Calvin S. ? be..to the estate of W. B. STOKES deed., he gives bond 

of $2,000 with Thomas STOKES and as sureties. 

Ordered by the Court that Japhet TYSON be appointed guardian to NICHOLS, Francis 

NICHOLS, Mary NICHOLS, Nichols, he entering into bond of thousand dollars with 

Robert BALDREE and ? as sureties. 



administration on the estate of Tammy E. KEEL.... he entering into bond of. with Adams 

CORBET and as sureties. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Franklin NICHOLS has died since the last term of 
this Court and that Emily NICHOLS his widow has relinquished her right to administration to J. F. [J. 
W?] HART, he giving bond of $15,000 with Robert BALDREE, Nahum G ARRIS and W. H. 
BURNET as sureties, [p. 89] 

On motion administration on the estate of Benj. BROWN deed, be granted to Henry M. ROUNTREE, 
he giving bond of $85,000 with Joel PATRICK and Edward PATRICK as sureties. 

On motion be appointed guardian of Asa G ARRIS he giving bond of $10,000 with Joel 

PATRICK and John G. JAMES as sureties. 

William FLANAGAN Sheriff of Pitt County comes into court and presents his bond 

Gideon ALLEN brings into Court Administrator of Pricilla MOORE deed.. ..ordered the 

Administrator be allowed for his commission ...five percent 

W. H. SMITH administrator of Asa STOCKS deed, his account of sales of said estate also his notice 
to creditors, [p. 89] 

[THE NEXT SEVERAL PAGES TOO DIM] 

A power of attorney from Gideon ALLEN and Woody Anne his wife to Marshall DICKINSON 

dated November 1862 id duly acknowledged... Caleb CANNON to examine Woody Anne 

seperately 

Appeared in open Court and Elizabeth COBB his wife Caleb CANNON to examine Elizabeth 

seperately 

Appeared in open Court Edward a nd Emily his wife Caleb CANNON to examine Emily 

seperately 

The Will of James S. CLARK deed, was exhibited in open Court by C. PERKINS one of the 
executors therein named; proved by oaths of J. J. DANCY and Charles ROUNTREE subscribing 
witnesses. 

Tuesday November 4, 1862 

Court met according to adjournment 

L. P. BEARDSLEY, Henry S. CLARK, Caleb CANNON 



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Frank JOHNSTON petition of inquisition of lunacy and the petition to be given to the Sheriff. 
Ordered by the Court that the tax collector return back to W. D. WHICHARD the amount was paid by 
him through mistake 

Ordered by the Court that Samuel ROSS be allowed to enlist his Taxables and also be exempt from 
double tax by so doing. 

On motion to Court Wm J. MO YE & Moses T. MO YE executors of Abraham D. MO YE deed, came 
into court to give bond. The Court decrees the amount of the bonds shall be $16,000 and said bonds 
were given with L. R. ANDERSON W. G. LANG Henry C. EDWARDS and Moses TURNAGE as 
sureties, [p. 93] 

Edward CARMAN Admr. of Catherine JACKSON deed, returns inventory of property belonging to 
the estate. 

Edward CARMAN Admr. of W. R. FRIZZLE deed, returns account of sales of said estate. 
C. C. JENKINS exctr. of M. B. SMITH returns account of hireing & renting of land. 
[THE NEXT SEVERAL PAGES TOO DEVI] 

On motion administration on the estate of G. B. SINGLET ARY deed, was granted to Henry 
SHEPPARD he entering into bond of $20,000 with L. P. BEARDSLEY, Sherrod TYSON and Moses 
TURNAGE as sureties. 

On motion adniinistration on the estate of Benj. W. TURNAGE deed, is granted to Henry 
SHEPPARD on his entering bond of $40,000 with L. P. BEARDSLEY, Sherrod TYSON and Moses 
TURNAGE as sureties. 

....letters administration on estate of John WHITEHURST deed, granted the widow 

On motion letters of administration on the estate of Captain M. BLOUNT deed, of Washington 

City District granted David P. EASTON he giving bond of $6,000 with F. B. SATTERTHWAITE 
and E. J. WARREN as sureties. 

Elizabeth WHITEHURST the widow appointed administrator of her husband John 

WHITEHURST, she giving $5,000 bond with Joel JAMES and Wm P. BRYANT as sureties. 

On motion Wm J. MO YE was appointed admr. on the estate of David LANG deed, on his giving 
bond in the sum of $10,000 with Wm G. LANG and Sherrod TISON as sureties. 

On motion of Court it was ordered that Joseph H. MAYO be appointed admr. on the estate of Jason 
JOYNER deed, on his giving bond in the sum of $8,000 with Wm. L. TYER and John PEEBLES as 
his sureties. 

On motion of Court it was ordered that Jesse P. BROWN be appointed admr. on the estate of John J. 
BROWN deed, on his giving bond in the sum of $20,000 with Wm M. B. BROWN and Hardy G. 
PARKER as sureties. 

On motion of Court Benjamin DANIEL as the executor of his deceased son Sydney DANIEL comes 
into Court and offers to give bond. The Court after inquiry decided that the amount of the bond 
should be $24,000 with Henry HARRINGTON and F. B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties, [p. 95] 



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Edgecombe County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Edgecombe County Court House, Tarboro, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Jennette Almeta WILLIAMS, b. Dec. 4, 1844 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 27, 1918 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Jesse STANCILL, b. Pitt Co. buried near Conetoe, NC 

MrHarriet HOPKINS, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Joe Lawrence TRIPP, b. Nov. 7, 1880 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 16, 1918 in Tarboro, NC 

F: Lawrence TRIPP, b. Pitt Co. buried Hart Mills Cemetery 

M: Emily TEEL, b. Pitt Co. 

Lindy BRIERLY PHTLPOTT, age 23, b. Pitt Co., d. Oct. 22, 1918 in Tarboro, NC 

F: Tobe BRIERLY, b. Pitt Co. buried Hart Mills Cemetery 

M: DeUa BRIERLY, b. Pitt Co. 

Informant: C. A. PHILPOTT, Tarboro, NC 

Luzany/Lugany BULLOCK (widow) b. 1845, d. Feb. 18, 1918 of breast cancer 

F: Bethel FORD, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Lugany FORD, b. Pitt Co. 

Informant: John BULLOCK of near Tarboro, NC 

Mrs. Oliza STANCILL, b. Nov. 23, 1839 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 9, 1918 in Twsp. 2 
F: William GWALTNEY, b. NC 
M: Clara LITTLE, b. NC 

Mr. M ANNING, b. July 3, 1872 in Bethel, NC, d. Dec. 25, 1917 in Twsp. 3 (homicide) 
F: J. G. MANNING, b. NC 
M: Margaret BRYAN, b. NC 

Mrs. Clemmie OWENS, age 28, b. Pitt Co., d. Oct. 18, 1918 in Twsp. 9; buried near Fountain, NC 

F: Walter GWALTNEY, b.NC 

M: Polly WOOTEN [WATERS?], b. NC 

Job COBB, b. Dec. 22, 1863 in Tarboro, NC, d. July 4, 1919 in Tarboro, NC 

F: Dr. Reuben COBB, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Margaret Jane SAVAGE, b. Halifax Co., NC 

Andrew Battle COSBY, b. Feb. 26, 1877 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 8, 1919 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Blount COSBY, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Mollie FAITHFUL, b. Pitt Co. 
Informant: R. M. COSBY, Tarboro, NC 

William Asa WILLIAMS, b. Feb. 1844 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 15, 1919 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Harry WILLIAMS, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Esther OVERTON, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Lalage WHITEHURST, age 36, b. Feb. 26 — Pitt Co., d. Nov. 15, 1919 
F: Quinton WHICHARD, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Ollen WHICHARD, b. Pitt Co. 
Informant: C. J. WHITEHURST, Tarboro, NC 



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Mrs. Mary A. JAMES, [md. Harvey James] b. Oct. 25, 1844 Pitt Co., d. June 29, 1919 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Ashley HOUSE, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Mary HOUSE, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Jane E. HARRELL, b. Apr. 15, 1849 in Pitt Co., d. May 30, 1919 in Twsp. 3 
F: Harry WILLIAMS, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Nelly OVERTON, b. Pitt Co. 
Informant: Charles HARRELL, Conetoe, NC 

Amos Walston HARRIS, b. Feb. 1, 1889 in Ayden, NC, d. Feb. 6, 1919 in Twsp. 8 

F: Fernanda HARRIS, b. Pitt Co. buried in Winterville, NC 

M: Martha E. FULFORD, b. Pitt Co. 

Mrs. Fannie LITTLE, b. 1854 in Pitt Co., d. June 14, 1919 in Twsp. 8 

F: William COBB, b. Pitt Co. 

M: Betsy GAY, b. Edgecombe Co., NC 

Informant: J. H. LITTLE, Macclesfield, NC 

Luke MOORE, age abt. 59, b. Pitt Co., d. Mar. 19, 1919 in Twsp. 13 
Parents?? 

Buried at McKendrie Church 

Peter MARTIN, b. Sept. 1920 in Tarboro, NC, d. Sept. 19, 1920 in Tarboro, NC 
F: Jesse MARTIN, b. Martin Co. 
M: Lura WHICHARD, b. Pitt Co. 

Hugh COBB, age 60/10m/9d, b. Pitt Co., d. Dec. 17, 1920 in Tarboro, NC 
F: William COBB, b. Pitt Co. 
M: Elizabeth GAY, b. Pitt Co. 

Sallie Arcenia SATTERWAITE, md. J. H. SATTERWAITE, age 51, b. Edgecombe Co., d. Feb. 1919 
F: John MANNING, b. Pitt Co. [suicide] 

M: ??? 

Buried at New Coakley 

Mrs. Carolina Eliza EASON, b. May 24, 1828 in Greene Co., NC, d. Dec. 7, 1920 in Twsp. 2 
F: J. T. EASON 

M: Martha EASON, b. Greene Co., NC 

Trizina WALSTON [md D. J. WALSTON] b. Mar. 30, 1831 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 1 1, 1920 in Twsp. 2 
F: JimSTANCILL 
M: Trizina 



John R. VICK, age abt. 70, b. Pitt Co., d. Jan. 1 1, 1920 in Twsp. 7 
F: Burden VICK 
M: Annie LEE 

Mrs. James W. STOKES, age 67, b. Edgecombe Co., d. July 6, 1920 in Twsp. 10 
F: Dempsey GAY, b. Edgecombe Co. 
M: Sally WARD, b. Edgecombe Co. 

James G. WILSON (wife Rachel) b. May 31, 1864 in Pitt Co., d. July 22, 1931 in Twsp. 3 

F: Nashville WILSON, b. Pitt Co. buried in Lenoir Co., NC 

M: Drucilla KITE, b. Pitt Co. 



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Haddock Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, 
NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 
Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 

♦*♦ ♦*♦ 

Haddock, Abram (36) Spencer Haddock & Lovey 

Brock, Emma ( 1 8) Eldridge Brock & Sarah i 

Jan. 8, 1899. place ng. L. A. Cobb, JP 
J. L. Keen, Sr., Jno. Z. Brooks, Rodolph Taylor 

Haddock, Burton (21) Burton Haddock & Louisa 
Hardee, Martha A. (2 1) Jno. B. Hardee & Ritta 

Mar. 9, 1876. Swift Creek. C. C. Bland, Min. 

Jno. Branch, Alfred Hardie, Joseph Hardie 

Haddock, Calvin (27) Spencer Haddock & Lovey 
Buck, Milometta (24) Edward Buck & Mary Ann 

Oct. 12, 1881. Swift Creek. Fred Harding, JP 

W. H. Tripp, N. H. Tripp, M. L. Harding 

Haddock, Caswell (22) Burton Haddock & Louisa 
Stocks, Christiany (18) Jonathan Stocks & Melina 

Dec. 16, 1875. Swift Creek. Jno. B. Garris, JP 

Jno. Branch, H. S. Branch, Dennis N. Branch 

Haddock, Cullen (24) ng 
Hardee, Sarah E. (23) ng 

Dec. _^ [ng] 1873. Chicod. C. C. Bland, Min. 

B. Hardee, S. Hardee, Henry Haddock 

Haddock, Fred (27) Jesse Haddock & Mary 
Sutton, Melie (23) Jesse Sutton & Bettie 

Jan. 27, 1897. Chicod. J. W. Smith, JP 

J. Williams, Walter L. Smith 

Haddock, Henry F. A. Haddock & Mimey (or Meriny or Mimsy?) 

Cox, Mary Ann James Cox & Eliza 

Mar. 19, 1872. place ng. T. N. Manning, Min. [wits, ng] 

Haddock, Henry (27) Wm. Haddock & Rachael 
Haddock, Louisa ( 1 6) Caswell Haddock & Christianna 

Nov. 22, 1893. Contentnea. Rev. John Branch 

W. E. Cox, Geo. Harris, J. A. Branch 

Haddock, J. J. (42) Fred Haddock & Unknown 

Cox, Emily Augustus (22) ng & Mary Harriss 

Mar. 3, 1880. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

John Branch 



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Haddock, Jesse ng 

Adams, Mary E. John [James] Adams & Eliza 

Mar. 9, 1869. Taft's District. Oliver Harper, DD 

Haddock, John R. (2 1 ) Henry Haddock & Mary A. 
Cannon, Lamia B. (1 8) John B. Cannon & Mary A. 

Jan. 5, 1896. Contentnea. John Branch 

W.J. Branch,J. A. Branch, A. Williams 

Haddock, Joseph (22) Spencer Haddock & Lovey 
McRoye, Annie (22) Asie McRoye & Rosena 

Dec. 14, 1890. Chicod. Joseph Haddock, Min. 

J. W. Smith, C. P. Smith, W. L. Smith 

Haddock, Jos. (23) Jesse Haddock & Mary 
Harrington, Mary ( 1 9) Curtis Harrington & Puss 

Dec. 18, 1900. Chicod. J. W. Smith, JP 

W. L. Smith, W. W. Bullock 

Haddock, Joseph A. Naseby Haddock & Phenetta 
Mills, Mary J. Adam Mills & Minney 

Jan. 5, 1868. Taft's Dist. Ivey Beddard, JP [wits, ng] 

Haddock, Mack (3 1 ) Jesse Cox & Patsy Haddock 
Sutton, Kissie Ann (31) ng & P. Sutton 

Oct. 3, 1894. Chicod. W. H. Laughings'., MG 

A. J. Hardee, J. D. Laughinghs. 

Haddock, Macon (25) William C. Haddock & Nannie 
Williams, Delia (19) Thomas Williams & Mimey 

Apr. 27, 1884. Swift Creek. J. A. K. Tuck [sic], JP 

W. S. Brooks, Shade Cox, W. F. Carrol 

Haddock, Thomas (20) Burton Haddock & Lovey 
Avery, Sarah (18) Arthur Avery & Alvaney 

Jan. 25, 1877. Chicod. Oliver Harper, Min. 

J. F. Godley, Elias Evans, Allen T. Porter 

Haddock, William (50) Fred Haddock & Nancy 
Mills, Rachel (28) William Mills & Susan 

Jan. 16, 1875. Chicod. Official ng 

Wm. Page, Wm. Mills, Susan Mills 

Haddock, William (29) Burton Haddock & Lucy 
Mills, Emily (21) S. L. Mills & Elizabeth 

Mar. 12, 1881. Chicod. John Branch, Min. 

D. N. Branch, Thos. Haddock, J. A. Branch 

Adams, Caswell (24) Jesse Adams & Patsey 

Haddock, Elizabeth Ann (18) Spencer Haddock & Lovey 

Aug. 27, 1 876. Chicod. by G. W. Venters, JP 

Abner Smith; Hardy Smith; J. H. Willson 

Adams, J. A. (27) Jesse Adams & Patsy 

Haddock, Lucy F. [Laney] (21) Bryant Stokes & Sophia Manker 
Jan. 10, 1882. Chicod. O. C. Nobles, JP 
Jessee Sutton, Mary Adams, Madison Adams 



Allen, John (22) ng 
Haddock, Amanda (25) ng 

Dec. 24, 1872. Greenville twsp. T. N. Manning 

W. J. Summerel, W. H. Tripp, R. Summrel 

Bright, Jas. F. (28) Franklin Bright & Susan A. 

Haddock, Susan (19) Wm. Haddock & Rachel 
Dec. 18, 1895. Chicod. John Branch 

F. A. Haddock, J. W. Taylor, E. Bright 

Cory, T. E. (30) ng & Analiza Cory 

Haddock, Louisa (18) Caswell Haddock & Christianna 

May 13, 1896. Contentnea. T. F. Harrison 

W. E. Moye, G. Stocks?, R. F. Craft 

Evans, Guilford (27) Amos Evans & Patience 
Haddock, Louannie (11?) Thos. Haddock & Sarah 

Jan. 31, 1897. Chicod. John M. Cox, JP 

Robt. Smith, S. D. Tucker 

Flake, Lewis (2 1 ) Samuel Flake & Priscilla 

Haddock, Pennie (2 1 ) Wm. Haddock & Salina 

Jan. 16, 1877. Greenville twsp. Fred McLawhorn, Min. 

Moses Tyson, J. W. Garris, Japhet Tyson 

Gladson, Jno. Churchill (49) John Gladson & Mary A. 
Haddock, Clemmy (27) Wm. Haddock & Lovey 
Nov. 12, 1879. Chicod. J. B. Galloway, JP 

G. M. Corbitt, Jas. M. Corbitt, J. G. Buck 

Gwaltney, Wm. D. Everett Gwaltney & Pamelia 

Haddock, Sarah James Haddock & ng 

July 15, 1869. Greenville. Noah Adams, Min. 

Hardee, Thomas Edwd. (22) James Hardee & Sophia 
Haddock, Ritta (22) Spencer Haddock & Lovey 

Nov. 4, 1 877. Chicod. G. W. Venters, JP 

James Hardee, J. W. Venters, Sr. 

Harrington, Henry (2 1 ) James Harrington & Pennie 
Haddock, Ella (16) J. J. Haddock & E. G. 

May 19, 1896. Contentnea. J. H. Manning 

Paul Harrington, W. J. King, C. Harrington 

Harris, Walter (28) Stephen Harris & Mary 
Haddock, Minnie (20) Burt Haddock & Mary A. 

Jan. 6, 1897. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse 

Louis Heath, Louisa A. Stocks 

Harriss, William Thomas Harriss & Elizabeth 

Haddock, Mary J. Guilford Haddock & Smithy 

Oct. 8, 1868. Cross Roads Dist. Gideon Allen, Min. 

Jones, Asa (21) Wiley Jones & Mariah? 

Haddock, Susan (22) Nasby Haddock & ng 

Aug. 23, 1882. Swift Creek. Fred Harding, JP 

Louis B. Cox, E. S. Holloway, S. B. H. ? 

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Jones, Jesse (25) Wiley Jones & Rely 

Haddock, Mary L. ( 1 7) W. W. Haddock, & Rachel 

Nov. 16, 1897. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse 

J. F. Heath, Abner Smith, Jas. Bright 

Loftin, Zebulon B. (22) Needum Loftin & ng 
Haddock, Maggie N. (19) Jos. J. Haddock & Emma A. 

Mar. 15, 1893. Swift Creek. L. H. Speir, JP 

C. E. Gardner, J. Z. Brooks, Esq. 

Manker, Louis Joseph Manker & Susan 

Haddock, Sophia Wm. Haddock & Pennie 

Mar. 7, 1871. Edward Haddock's. Oliver Harper, Min. 

Mills, Jesse H. (20) Jesse B. Mills & Betsy J. 

Haddock, Ida (18) Caswell Haddock & Crissie J. 

Nov. 20, 1899. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse, MG 
J. R. Edwards, Herbert McGowan, L. H. Mills 

Mills, Lewis F. (23) Nabe Mills & Martha 
Haddock, Queenie (18) Jesse Haddock & Mary E. 

Jan. 18, 1899. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse, MG 
Abram Dixon, J. R. Dixon, L. A. Fornes 

Page, Guilford (25) Napier Page & Unknown 
Haddock, Emily S. (24) Wm. Haddock & Nancy 

Feb. 26, 1879. Greenville twsp. Fred Harding, JP 
W. F. Evans, J. D. Beddard, S. R. Evans 

Page, Guilford (48) ng 
Haddock, Mary E. (48) ng 

Jan. 2, 1895. Greenville twsp. John A. Williams 

J. B. Hardy, N. B. Tucker, D. Stocks 

Smith, G. J. (22) Oliver Smith & Louisa 

Haddock, Mary (2 1 ) Wm. Haddock & Susan 

Nov. 8, 1896. Chicod. J. M. Carl, JP 

J. A. Hardy, J. F. Nichols, Fred Hardy 

Smith, John (28) Charles Smith & Mariah J. 

Haddock, Lydia (22) William Haddock & Lovey 

May 24, 1885. Chicod. Oliver Harper, Min. 

John C. Dixon, Fennie? Hudson, Henry Dixon 

Smith, Oliver Charles Smith & Mary 

Haddock, Louisa Burton Haddock & Louisa 

Jan. 13, 1870. Chicod. Oliver Harper, Min. 

Venters, G. P. (24) Slade Venters & Sophia E. 

Haddock, Maggie (19) J. Haddock & Mary 

Apr. 20, 1894. Chicod. R. G. Chapman 

W. Clark, C. Powell 

Wall, R. A. (33) James Wall & Julia 

Haddock, Gertrude ( 1 9) Henry Haddock & Argent 

Nov. 25, 1896. Chicod. A. G. Chapman, JP 

John L. Joyner, Calvin James 



Bible Records 



Andrews Family Bible 

The following handwritten record is found in a ruled theme notebook and was entitled "Copied from 
the Andrews Family Bible Printed in 1812--" by Mrs. Vada Manning, widow of Joseph R. Manning 
of Robersonville, NC. The notebook also contains genealogical records copied from the notes of 
Verna Little Roberson, wife of J. H. Roberson of Robersonville, NC. There is a tremendous amount 
of information for one bible record. How much was in the Andrews Bible and what she gathered from 
other bibles and included along with this record is unclear. The notebook was graciously lent to the 
editor to put into the Quarterly by Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

Edmond. Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, was born 1725--A.D. and married. Agness Wallace 
he departed this Life A.D. 1792 

Warren Andrews, the son of Edmond. Andrews and Agness. Wallace, his wife Was born on May. 
18th AD 1765- 

Miss. Barshaba Gainer, the daughter of Joseph Gainer and Susanna his wife was married on 
Thursday. March 18th A.D. 1790- 

Joseph. Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba Gainer his Wife Was born on 
Thursday. March 3rd-A.D. 1791-- 

Agness. Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba Gainer his Wife Was born on 
Saturday September. 22nd. A.D., 1792- 

Edmond. Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba Gainer his Wife Was born on 
Saturday. October 25th- A.D. 1794- 

Thelston. Arden. Wallace. Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer, his Wife 
Was bora on Monday. May 8th— A.D. 1797— 

Alford Gray Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer, his Wife Was born on 
Thursday. July. 1 8th- 1799- 

Sucky. Gainer. Andrews, daughter of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer, his Wife Was born. 
Sunday. October llth-1801- 

Artemecea. Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer, his Wife Was born on 
Thursday. January. 12th- 1804- 

Charlotte. Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer, his Wife Was born 
Saturday. April 5th~1806~ 

Warren. Dawson. Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer his Wife Was born 
on Monday. October. 1 0th-- 1808- 

Warren. Dawson. Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer his Wife Was maried 
to Miss Sarah. Ann. Gainer, the daughter of Joseph Gainer and Elizabeth McKeel. on Monday. March 
29th- 1841- 

Richard. Fernander. Andrews, the son of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, his wife 
was born on Sunday January 29th- 1843- 

Olivia. Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, his Wife was 
born on Tuesday. November. 26th~1844~ 

Abarshaba. Elizabeth. Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, 
his Wife Was born on Wednesday. June. 16th— 1847- 

Hester. Ann. Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, his Wife 
Was born on Saturday. June. 16th- 1849- 

Deler. F. Andrews the daughter of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, his Wife Was 
born on Tuesday. September. 7th-- 1 852-- 



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Robertt. Theadore. Andrews, the son of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, his Wife 
Was born on Saturday September. 1st— 1855— 

Penelope. Clementine. Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, 
his Wife Was born on Saturday. October 2nd- 1 858- 

Sarah. Ann. Gainer, the Wife of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, was born on Tuesday June 2nd~1818 
Joseph. Andrews, the son of Warren. Andrews, and Barshaba. Gainer his Wife departed this life 
Friday. June 19th- A.D. 1801 

Warren. Andrews, the son of Edmon. Andrews, and Agness Wallace his wife departed this life 
Friday. November 22nd~1833- 

Barshaba. Gainer. Andrews, the daughter of Joseph Gainer. Sr. and Susanna, his Wife departed this 
life. Monday. November 18th— 1839— 

Sarah. Ann. Gainer. Andrews, the daughter of Joseph. Gainer, the 2nd and Elizabeth. McKeel. his 
Wife, and the Wife of Warren. Dawson. Andrews Departed this life Wednesday. April 26th~1893~ 
Penelope. Clementine. Andrews. Departed this life on Monday. August. 8th- 1898 
Delmarine. Powell, the daughter of Wm. Powell and Penelope. C. Andrews Powell, his wife departed 
this life on Friday. Aug. 1 2th- 1898- 

Robert. Andrews. Powell, the son of Wm. Powell, and Penelope. C. Andrews, his wife Departed this 
life Sunday— morning. 7:30 September 1st— 1957- 
Warren. Andrews. Esq. has 9 in Family. 4 slaves. 1800- 

Ilda. Powell the daughter of Wm. Powell, and Penelope. C. Andrews., his Wife departed this life 
Saturday December 13th— 1958— 

Hester. Ann. Andrews the daughter of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann. Gainer, his Wife 
departed this life Wednesday. June. 1 2th- 1907- 

Olivier. Satterwhite Andrews, the daughter of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, his 
Wife departed this Life Sunday December. 1 5th— 1895- 

Della. F. Andrews, the daughter, of Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarh. Ann Gainer, his Wife 
Departed this life on Thursday. March. 23rd— 1916- 

Warren. D. Andrews. Jr the son of Robert. Theador. Andrews and Lucy. E. Vinsen. his Wife departed 
this life Saturday. April 5 th— 1913— 

Sarah. F. Andrews, the daughter of Robert. Theadore. Andrews and Lucy. E. Vinsen. his wife 
departed this life on Wednesday. October. 1 1th— 1923— 

Lucy E. Vincen the Wife of Robert Theadore. Andrews, departed this life on Wednesday. December 
llth-1929- 

Robert. T. Andrews, died Thursday Febaruary. 7th~1935 

Delmarine. Powell, the daughter of Wm. Powell, and Penelope. C. Andrews his Wife Was born on 
Tuesday. March 1 6th- 1897- 

Ilda. Powell. Delmarine. Powell, the daughter of Wm. Powell, and Penelope. C. Andrews, was born 
on Friday. October. 9th- 1891— 

Robert. A. Powell, the son of Wm. Powell and Penelope. C. Andrews, his Wife was born Thursday. 
September. 2 1st- 1893- 

Arden. Andrews, has. 3 in Family and 5 slaves 1800- 

Robert. Theadore. Andrews, and Miss Lucy. E. Vincen. was married on Wednesday June 20th- 1900- 
Robert. Theadore. Andrews, and Lillian.Couburn was married, on Saturday. March. 25th- 1933- 
Robert. Theadore. Andrews, the son Warren. Dawson. Andrews, and Sarah. Ann Gainer, his Wife 
was married to Lucy. E. Vincen. the daughter of Zachariah. Vincen. and Eugene. Williams, his wife 
on Wednesday. June 20th-- 1 900- 

Willie. D. Powell, the son of William Powell and Penelop. E. Powell, was born May.6~1895 
Lucy. E. Vincen the daughter of Zachariah. Vincen and Eugene Williams his Wife was bora on 
Monday. July. 15th— 1878 



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Warren. D. Andrews, the son of Robert. Theadore. Andrews and Lucy. E. his Wife was born on 
Tuesday. July 2nd. 1901- 

Sarah. Foreman. Andrews, the daughter of Robert. Theadore. Andrews and Lucy, his Wife was born 
on Friday August 2 1st-- 1903 

Richard. F. Andrews, the son of Robert Theadore Andrews and Lucy. E Vincen. his Wife Was bora 
on Monday June. 1 7th- 1907- 

Susie V. Powell, the daughter of William. Powell, and Annie G. Eborn. Powell his Wife, was born on 
Sunday. October 14th— 1917 and departed this life on Wednesday. May 14th~1924~ 
Robert. C]cil Powell, the son of Robert. Andrews Powell, and Lola. Stricklin. Powell his Wife was 
born on Sunday. July 9th-1916— 

Robert. A. Powell married Miss Anabell. Whitfield Rogers. A.D. 1944-- 

Cicil. Powell, the son of Robert. A. Powell married a Miss Murtle May Carter- of V.A. near 

Richmond, v.a. 

Bettie. Powell, the daughter of William. Powell. And Annie G. Eborn his Wife was born, on Monday. 
August 27th- 1900- 

Reaver. Powell, the daughter of William. Powell, and Annie. G. Eborn. his Wife was born on 
Wednesday. August 6th— 1902- 

Ellie. Powell, the daughter, of William. Powell, and Annie. G. Eborn. his Wife Was born on 
Thursday. August. 24th™ 1906- 

Charlie. C. Powell, the son of William Powell, and Annie. G. Eborn his Wife was born on Friday. 
October. 2nd- 1908- 

Donal. Milton. Powell, the son of William. Powell, and Annie. G. Eborn. his Wife was born on 
Wednesday. September. 2 1st- 1910- 

Alma. G. Powell, the daughter, of William Powell, and Annie G. Eborn. his Wife was born on 
Monday. April. 22nd~1912- 

Susie. V. Powell, the daughter of William Powell, and Annie G. Eborn his Wife was born on Sunday. 
October. 14th— 1917- 

Edna. E. Weaver, and L. M. Newsom. was married, in the year, of our Lord April. 21st— 1950— 

Demby. Delois. Weaver, and Otis. Whitaker. was married December. 28th— 1955— 

Mary. Francies. Weaver and Walter. Wagoner, was married June 21st— 1957- 

Dennis. Larance. Newsome. the son of L. W. Newsom. and Edna. E. Weaver Newsom. his wife was 

bora on March. 16th— 1951- 

John. Anthony. Newsom. the son of L. M. Newsom. and Edna. E. Weaver. Newsom. his wife was 
born on September. 2nd— 1952— 

Vincen. wain. Newsom. the son of L. M. Newsom. and Edna. E. Weaver. Newsom his wife was born 
on Saturday. January. 2nd 1954 

Bruce. Allen. Newsom the son of L. M. Newsom. and Edna. E. Weaver. Newsom. his wife was bom 
on Sunday. May 24th~1955 

Michaell. Lee. Newsom. the son of L. M. Newsom. and Edna. E. Weaver. Newsom. his wife was born 
on Wednesday, morning 8:45 oclock. July 16th A.D. 1958 in Bethel Clin 

Sherry. Delois. Whitaker, the daughter of Otis . Whitaker. and Delois. Weaver. Whitaker his wife was 
born on Wednesday morning 9 oclock. April. 2nd— 1958 
Agnes Andrews, married Sherrod Allsbrook. 
Edmond. Andrews, unknown, whereabouts. 

Thelston. Arden. Wallace. Andrews, was a c abnett maker, he made a desk, and a wardrobe, he died a 
bachelor. 

Sucky. Gainer. Andrews, married Irvin. Page which was Daws. Manning, grandmother— Daws. 
Manning, mothers name was Mary Page 

Artemiti. Andrews, married Olfie Keel, he died her second husban. was Langster. Highsmith 



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Charlotte. Andrews, married Martin. Ballard, son. 

William. Powell, the son of Samuel. Powell, and Martha. Whitehurst his Wife was bora on Sunday. 

October. 18th- 1868- and departed this life on Wednesday, morning. March 20th-- 1 929- 

Mr. Jimie. Roberson the son of Gorge. Roberson and Drupina. Andrews, his wife was born Monday. 

March 22nd- 1 869-- the Family gave him a dinner, this Sunday. March. 22-1959- 

Major. Elliott. Bryant the son of Richard. Bryant and Sadie. Philpott his wife was born August 2nd~ 

1912-and Died March. Monday. 16th~1959 

Francies. Pool. Weaver, the wife of Samuel. Thurston. Weaver. 

Myrtle. Weaver the daughter of R. H. Weaver and Addie. Jones. Weaver his wife was born February. 
15th— 1914- 

Willie. B. Weaver was born February. 5th 1912 
Louise. Weaver, was born May. 18th— 1918— 

Mrs. R. H. Weaver, sr. had a birth Day. dinner. Sunday. March 20th~1960. Age 78- 
Mrs. Jimmie. Roberson. of Robersonvill. N.C. Was 91 years, young. Tuesday. March. 22nd-- 1960- 
Ben. Long, son of R. H. & Addie. Weaver was born April. 22nd~1916~died December 29th— 1919— 
Addie. Joans. Weaver, the Wife of R. H. Weaver died July 7th-1922~Age. 39. years- 

DEATHS 

Jos ep. A ndrews Died the 19th. day. of June, in the year of our Lord. 1801 

Warren. Andrews, died the 22nd-day- of June in the year of our Lord 1833— 

Bashaba. Andrews. Died the 18th day- of November in the year of our Lord 1839- 

Hester Andrews. Died June 12th— 1907 in the year of our Lord 

Warren. D. Andrews. Died April 5th— 1913. in the year of our Lord 

Delia. F. Andrews. Died March. 23rd 1916- in the year of our Lord 

Sarah. F. Andrews. Died October. 1 lth-1922. 

Lucy. E. Andrews. Died December 1 lth-1929- 

Robert L. Andrews. Died February. 7th— 193 5- in the year of our Lord 

Richard. Fernander. Andrews. Died 29th day. of Febaruary. in the year of our Lord— 1936— 

Houston, Texas. 1 17-year old Walter. Williams Died the last Surviving veteran of the Civil, war. 
died Saturday, evening. 4.20 oclock December. 19th— 1959— Death came without a struggle, he just 
stopped Breathing The Last of 4 million men 

William Kearney. Eborn and Miss A. E. Andrews, were married at her mothers Residense on 

Wednesday. Evening. 4 pm. July. 18th~A.D. 1877~by Dr. Jinkins. 

Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. was incorporated in 1722A 

Stewart. Joans, son of R. H. & Addie. Weaver, born Aug. 12-19_ Died May. 3 1st. 19_ 

Gladys & R. H. Weavers Baby. Died May. 1932 

Warren Andrews Was Born the 18th day. of may. in the year of our Lord 1765 

Warren Andrews and miss Bashaba. Gainer was maried in the year of our Lord 1790. the 18th-day. of 

march 

Warren Andrews Died the 22nd of november in the year of our Lord 1833. 74 years— 
Bashaba. Gainer his wife was born the 27th day. of February, in the year of our Lord 1767- 
Joseph Andrews the son of Warren. Andrews and Bashaba Gainer his Wife was born the 3rd day. of 
march in the year of our Lord 1791— 

Joseph Andrews— Died the 19th day— of June in the Year of our Lord 1801 

William Powell, the son of Samuel Powell, and Martha Whitehurst Powell, his Wife was born Oct 

18th- 1868 And died March 20th-1929 



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Loren A. Briley Bible 

These records were transcribed from the original bible published in 1854 by Phinney & Co., Buffalo, 
New York and by Ivison & Phinney, New York. This bible was owned by Mrs. Winnie Briley, widow 
of Loren A. Briley. After the death of Loren, Mrs. Winnie Briley lived with Mrs. Vada Manning, 
widow of Joseph R. Manning of Robersonville, NC. When Winnie died the bible remained at Mrs. 
Vada Manning's house. Mrs. Vada Manning died in 1968 and no one in the family wanted this old 
bible and several others and they were saved and taken home by her grandson, Harold Lawrence 
Manning of Bethel, NC. The bible record was graciously lent to the editor to put into the Quarterly by 
Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

Family Record 

MARRIAGES 

Loren A. Briley and Maggie M. Manning were married De. 30th 1891 
Winnie C. Bailey to John S. C. Benjamin May 30th 1894 

BIRTHS 

Wm Stephen Briley son of Benjamin Briley and Nancy his wife was born April 28th 1835 A.D. 
Mary Eliza Outterbridge daughter of Stephen Outterbridge and Winnifred J. his wife was born May 
4th 1835 AD. 

Mary Winifred Briley daughter of Wm S. Briley and Mary E. his wife was born June 27th 1859 A.D. 
Nancy Elizabeth Briley daughter of Wm S. Briley and Mary E. his wife was born June 26th 1859 A.D. 
Stephen Benjamin Briley son of Wm S. Briley and Mary E. his wife was born January 30th, 1 862 A.D. 

DEATHS 

Mary Winifred Briley daughter of Wm S. Briley and Mary E. his wife departed this life October 1 1th 
1855 AD 

William Thomas Briley son of Wm S. Briley and Mary E. his wife departed this life February 7th 
1859 AD. 

Nancy Elizabeth Briley daughter of Wm S. Briley and Mary E. his wife departed this life August 26th 
1864 AD 

Stephen Benjamin Briley son of Wm S. Briley and Mary E. his wife departed this life October 4th 
1864. A.D. 

Susan Andrews Outterbridge wife of Stephen W. Outterbridge departed this life August 5, 1922 
Mary Eliza Outterbridge wife of Stephen Briley departed this life June 6, 1914 
Wm S. Briley son of Benj Briley and Nancy his departed this life June 13th 1873 
Loren A Briley, son of William Stephen Briley departed this life May 5, 1932 
Maggie Manning Briley, wife of Loren A. Briley departed this life May 31, 1926. 

OS 



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INDEX 



Adams, Argent, Jr 12 

Adams, Argent, Senr 12 

Adams, Caswell 24 

Adams, David 12 

Adams, Esther 12 

Adams, Foreman 12 

Adams, Hardee 12 

Adams, J. A 24 

Adams, James 24 

Adams, James, Senr 12 

Adams, Jesse 12, 24 

Adams, John A 12 

Adams, Madison 24 

Adams, Mary E 24 

Adams, Mary 24 

Adams, Noah 25 

Adams, Polly 12 

Adams, Thomas 12 

Adams, Thos B 12 

Albritton, B. G 17, 18 

Alderson, Simon 6 

Allen, Gideon 19,25 

Allen, John 25 

Allen, Woody Anne 19 

Allsbrook, Sherrod 29 

Amason, Edward 10 

Anderson, John 1, 2, 4 

Anderson, L. R 20 

Andrews, A. E 30 

Andrews, Abarshaba Eliza. .. 27, 30 

Andrews, Agness 27, 29 

Andrews, Alfred Gray 27 

Andrews, Arden 28 

Andrews, Artimecia 27, 29 

Andrews, Bashaba 30 

Andrews, Charlotte 27, 30 

Andrews, Delia F 27, 28, 30 

Andrews, Drupina 30 

Andrews, Edmond 27, 29 

Andrews, Hester Ann 27, 28, 30 

Andrews, Joseph 27, 28, 30 

Andrews, Olivia Satterwhite 28 

Andrews, Olivia 27 

Andrews, Penelope C 28 

Andrews, Richard Fernando. 27, 29, 30 
Andrews, Robert Theodore. .28, 29, 30 

Andrews, Sarah F 28, 29, 30 

Andrews, Sucky Gainer 27 

Andrews, T. Arden Wallace 27 

Andrews, W. G 15 

Andrews, Warren Dawson ... 27, 28, 29, 30 

Andrews, Warren 27, 28, 30 

Armstrong, Col 1,2 

Armstrong, Thomas 7 

Arnold, James M 10 

Arthur, Miss 14 



Atkinson, Peyton A 16 

Austin, Henry 2 

Avery, Arthur 24 

Avery, Sarah 24 

Bailey, Winnie C 31 

Baker, James B 17 

Baldree, Robert 19 

Ballard, Martin 30 

Barnes, Sarah 9 

Beardsley, L. P 16, 17, 18, 19, 

20 

Beddard, Ivey 24 

Beddard, J. D 26 

Benjamin, John S. C 31 

Bergeron, Elisha 10 

Bernard, Germain 19 

Bernard, W. A 17, 18 

Bland, C. C 23 

Blount, _,M., Capt 20 

Blount, Elias J 14, 15 

Blount, Richard 14 

Blow, W.J 18 

Borum, Elizabeth 6 

Bowers, John 4, 5 

Braly, James 12 

Branch, Dennis N 23, 24 

Branch, H. S 23 

Branch, J. A 24 

Branch, J. A 23, 24 

Branch, John 23,24 

Branch, W.J 24 

Brierly, Delia 21 

Brierly, Tobe 21 

Bright, Franklin 25 

Bright, James 26 

Bright, Jas. F 25 

Briley, Benjamin 31 

Briley, Loren A 31 

Briley, Mary Winifred 3 1 

Briley, Nancy Elizabeth 31 

Briley, Stephen Benjamin ...31 

Briley, William Stephen 3 1 

Briley, William Thomas 31 

Brock, Eldridge 23 

Brock, Emma 23 

Brooks, Jno. Z 23,26 

Brooks, W. S 24 

Brown, Anna 8 

Brown, Benjamin 19 

Brown, Charles 14 

Brown, Jesse P 20 

Brown, John J 20 

Brown, Rachel 14 

Brown, W. J. R 14 

Brown, W. M. B 16, 17, 20 

Brown, Willie 16, 17 



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Bryan, Henry P 3 

Bryan, John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

Bryan, Margaret 21 

Bryant, Dinah 4 

Bryant, John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

Bryant, Major Elliott 30 

Bryant, Nancy 3, 4, 5 

Bryant, Richard 30 

Bryant, William P 18,20 

Buck ,William H 12 

Buck, Edward 12, 23 

Buck, J. G 25 

Buck, Milometta 23 

Buck, William 7 

Bullock, Drury 3 

Bullock, John 21 

Bullock, Luzany 21 

Bullock, Margaret 17 

Bullock, W. S 17 

Bullock, W.W 24 - 

Burnet, W. H 19 

Bynum, Gideon 10 

Campbell, Archibald 6 

Cannon, Caleb 16, 18, 19 

Cannon, John B 24 

Cannon, John 6 

Cannon, Lamia B 24 

Cannon, Mary 13 

Carl, J. M 26 

Carman, Edward 20 

Carroll, W. F 24 

Chance, William A 15 

Chapman, A. G 26 

Chapman, David 12 

Chapman, Edward 12 

Chapman, Furneford 12 

Chapman, Jesse 12 

Chapman, R. G 26 

Chapman, Susan 13 

Cherry, J. J 18 

Cherry, James B 17 

Cherry, M. G 14 

Cherry, T. R. 17 

Cherry, William A 17 

Clark, Lydia 12 

Clark, David 12 

Clark, Henry S 16, 17, 19 

Clark, James S 19 

Clark, James 12 

Clark, Lovey 12 

Clark, Lydia M 12 

Clark, W 26 

Clark, William H 12 

Clark, Wyatt 12 

Cobb, Elizabeth 19 

Cobb, Hugh 22 



Cobb, Job 21 

Cobb, L.A 23 

Cobb, Reuben, Dr 21 

Cobb, William 22 

Coburn, Abner S 15 

Coburn, Eleazer 15 

Coburn, Lillian 28 

Collison, John 6 

Corbet, Adams 19 

Corbitt,G. M 25 

Corbitt, James M 25 

Cory, Analiza 25 

Cory, T. E 25 

Cosby, Andrew Battle 21 

Cosby, Blount 21 

Cosby, R.M 21 

Cox, Aaron 17 

Cox, Emily Augustus 23 

Cox, James 23 

Cox, Jesse 24 

Cox, John M 25 

Cox, Louis B 25 

Cox, Mary Ann 23 

Cox, Shade 24 

Cox, Thomas 17 

Cox, W. E 23 

Craft, R. F 25 

Crawford, Lydia A 15 

Dancy, Joseph J 17, 19 

Daniel, Benjamin 20 

Daniel, Sydney 20 

Davenport, Frederick 17 

Davis, Delitha 9 

Davis, Kinchen 10 

Dawson, John W 14 

Dawson, L. C 7 

Dawson, Minnie 7 

Dawson, W. W., Dr 7 

Dickinson, Marshall 1, 3, 4, 5, 17, 

18, 19 

Dixon, Abram 26 

Dixon, Henry 26 

Dixon, J. R 26 

Dixon, John C 26 

Drysdale, Robert H 16 

Eason, Carolina Eliza 22 

Eason, Ithiel 8 

Eason, J. T 22 

Eason, Martha 22 

Eason, Nancy 9 

Easton, David P 20 

Eborn, Annie G 29 

Eborn, William Kearney 30 

Edwards, Amariah A 12 

Edwards, Henry C 20 

Edwards, J.R 26 



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INDEX 



Edwards, Thomas 12 

Edwards, William H 12 

Edwards, William 12 

Elks, James 12 

Ellis, Elizabeth 9 

Evans, Benjamin 14 

Evans, Elias 24 

Evans, George Alexander .... 10 

Evans, George Ryan 14 

Evans, George 10 

Evans, Guilford 25 

Evans, John Phillips 10 

Evans, Richard Vaiden 10 

Evans, Richard 10 

Evans, S. R 26 

Evans, W. F 26 

Faithful, Mollie 21 

Falconer, George 7 

Flake, Lewis 25 

Flake, Samuel 25 

Flanagan, William 19 

Fleece, George B 13 

Fleming, David S 16, 18 

Forbes, James H 17 

Ford, Bethel 21 

Ford, Lugany 21 

Fornes, L. A 26 

Fornes, Thomas 12 

Frizzle, W.R 20 

Fulford, Martha E 22 

Gainer, Barshaba 27, 30 

Gainer, Joseph 27 

Gainer, Sarah Ann 27, 28 

Galloway, J. B 25 

Galloway, John 18 

Gardner, C. E 26 

Gardner, William 12 

Garris, Asa 19 

Garris, J. W 25 

Garris, John B 23 

Garris, Nahum 19 

Gaskins, Claude 7 

Gay, Betsy 22 

Gay, Dempsey 22 

Gladson, Jno. Churchill 25 

Gladson, John 25 

Godley, J. F 24 

Greaves, Alban 7 

Greene, Robert 16 

Griffin, Rebe 7 

Grimes, Bryan 16 

Gurganus, H 18 

Gwaltney, Everett 25 

Gwaltney, Walter 21 

Gwaltney, William 21 

Gwaltney, Wm. D 25 



Haddock, Abram 23 

Haddock, Amanda 25 

Haddock, Burton 13, 23, 24, 25, 

26 

Haddock, Calvin 23 

Haddock, Caswell 23,25,26 

Haddock, Clemmy 25 

Haddock, Cullen 23 

Haddock, Edward 26 

Haddock, Elizabeth Ann 24 

Haddock, Emily S 26 

Haddock, F. A 23, 25 

Haddock, Fred 23, 24 

Haddock, Gertrude 26 

Haddock, Guilford 25 

Haddock, Henry 8, 23, 24, 26 

Haddock, J 26 

Haddock, James 25 

Haddock, Jesse 23, 24, 26 

Haddock, John R 24 

Haddock, Joseph J 23, 25, 26 

Haddock, Joseph A 24 

Haddock, Joseph 24 

Haddock, Laney F 24 

Haddock, Louannie 25 

Haddock, Louisa 23, 25, 26 

Haddock, Lydia 26 

Haddock, Mack 24 

Haddock, Macon 24 

Haddock, Maggie N 26 

Haddock, Mary E 26 

Haddock, Mary L 26 

Haddock, Mary 26 

Haddock, Naseby 24, 25 

Haddock, Patsy 24 

Haddock, Pennie 25 

Haddock, Queenie 26 

Haddock, Sarah 25 

Haddock, Sophia 26 

Haddock, Spencer 12, 23, 24, 25 

Haddock, Susan 25 

Haddock, W. W 26 

Haddock, William C 24 

Haddock, William 8, 23, 24, 25, 

26 

Haddock, William, Jr 13 

Haddock/Thomas 24, 25 

Haddock, William, Senr 13 

Hardee, A. J 24 

Hardee, Abraham 7 

Hardee, Alfred 23 

Hardee, B 23 

Hardee, James 25 

Hardee, Jno. B 23 

Hardee, John 7 

Hardee, Joseph 7, 23 



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INDEX 



Hardee, Martha A 23 

Hardee, S 23 

Hardee, Sarah E 23 

Harding, Fred 23, 25, 26 

Harding, M. L 23 

Hardy, Fred 26 

Hardy, J. B 26 

Harper, Oliver 24, 26 

Harrell, Charles 22 

Harrell, Jane E 22 

Harrington, C 25 

Harrington, Curtis 24 

Harrington, Henry 20 

Harrington, Mary 24 

Harrington, Paul 25 

Harris, Amos Walston 22 

Harris, Fernanda 22 

Harris, George 23 

Harris, Stephen 25 

Harrison, T. F 25 

Harriss, Mary 23 

Harriss, Thomas 25 

Hart, J. F 19 

Hazelton, Benjamin 18 

Hearne, Michael 8 

Heath, J. F 26 

Heath, Louis 25 

HeUen, William 7 

Highsmith, Langster 29 

Highsmith, Moses 5 

Hodges, Jesse B 15 

Hodges, John L 15 

Hodges, John, Capt 2, 3 

Hoel, Edward 17 

Holloway,E. S 25 

Hopkins, Harriet 2 1 

Hopkins, Henry A 3 

House, Ashley 22 

House, Mary 22 

House, Turner 3 

Howard, Wilson, Jr 11 

Hudson, Fennie 26 

Jackson, Catherine 20 

James, Calvin 26 

James, Jesse 6 

James, Joel 20 

James, JohnG 19 

James, Mary A 22 

James, Sam 6 

Jenkins, C. C 20 

Jenkins, James H 17 

Jenkins, Robertson 3 

Jenkins, Thomas 1 

Johnson, Allen 7 

Johnson, Fred 7 

Johnson, George A 7 



Johnson, Hardee 

Johnson, Jonas, Col 


16 

2 


Johnson, Robert L 


7 


Johnston, Frank 


20 


Jones, Addie 


30 


Jones, Jesse 


26 




13 


Jones, Wiley 


25, 26 


Tones William D 


16 


Joyner, . N 


16 


Joyner, James 


16 


Joyner, Jason 


20 


Tnvnpr TnHn T . 


26 


Joyner, Moses 


16 


Kammerer, Roger 


1,7, 8, 9,11, 


12, 14, 15, 21 




Keel, John C 


18 


Keel, Olfle 


29 


Keel, Tammy E 


19 


Keen, J. L., Sr 


23 


King, W. J 


25 


King William 


7 




22 


Koonce, Katie 


7 




20 


Lang, Elizabeth 


8 


Lang, John 


8 


T.anp William fi 


20 


Lanier, James, Capt 


2 


Laughinghouse, J. D 


24 


Laughinghouse, W. H 


24, 25, 26 




22 


Letchworth, Mary 


6 


Lewis, E. B 


6 


Lewis, John 


13 


Lewis, Sally, Mrs 


1 


Little, Clara 


21 


Little, Fannie, Mrs 


22 


Little, J. H 


22 




26 


Loftin, ZebulonB 


26 


Manker, Joseph 


26 


Manker, Louis 


26 


Manker, Sophia 


24 


Manning Daws 


29 


Manning, Harold Lawrence.. 27, 31 


Manning, J. G 


21 


Manning, John 


22 


Manning, Joseph R 


31 


Manning, Maggie M 


31 


Manning, T. N 


23,25 


Manning, Vada 


.31 


Manning, W. H 


25 


Mansfield, John 


.16 


Martin, Jesse 


22 


Martin, Peter 


22 



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Matthews, Lawrence 15 

Matthews, Mary F 15 

May, C. C 7 

May, Joseph E 7 

May, Mary 7 

May, Neppie 7 

May, Neta 7 

May,0. W 7 

Mayo, James, Capt 3 

Mayo, Joseph H 20 

McCotter, Julia 7 

McGowan, Herbert 26 

McKeel, Elizabeth 27 

McLawhorn, Fred 25 

McRoye, Annie 24 

McRoye, Asie 24 

Mills, Adam 24 

Mills, Emily , 24 

Mills, Jesse B 26 

Mills, Jesse H 26 

Mills, L. H 26 

Mills, Lewis F 26 

Mills, Mary J 24 

Mills, Nabe 26 

Mills, Nesby 6 

Mills, Rachel 24 

Mills, S. L 24 

Mills, Susan 24 

Mills, William 24 

Mills,Ida 26 

Moize, A. M 7 

Moore, Dinah 4, 5 

Moore, Enoch 17 

Moore, Henry 4, 5 

Moore, Luke 22 

Moore, Priscilla 19 

Moye, Abraham D 20 

Moye, John, Capt 1,2 

Moye, Moses T 20 

Moye, W.E 25 

Moye, William J 20 

Nelson, Fenner 18 

Newsom, Dennis Larance .... 29 

Newsom, John Anthony 29 

Newsom, L. M 29 

Newsom, Michael Lee 29 

Newson, Bruce Allen 29 

Newson, Vincent Wayne 29 

Nichols, Emily 19 

Nichols, Francis 19 

Nichols, Franklin 19 

Nichols, J. F 26 

Nichols, Mary 19 

Nobles, Blount 14 

Nobles, O. C 24 

Nobles, Salina 13 



INDEX 



Odean, Charles 6 

Outterbridge, Mary Eliza 3 1 

Outterbridge, Stephen W 31 

Overall, Susan A 13 

Overton, Esther 21 

Overton, Nelly 22 

Owens, Clemmie 21 

Page, Guilford 26 

Page, Irvin 29 

Page, Mary 29 

Page, Napier 26 

Page, William 24 

Parker, Hardy G 20 

Patrick, Edward 19 

Patrick, Joel 19 

Paul, James L 16, 17, 18 

Peebles, John 20 

Perkins, Churchill 16, 19 

Perkins, James J 16 

Pettit, Gideon 2,3,4 

Phillips, JohnE 10 

Philpott, C. A 21 

Philpott, Lindy Brierly 21 

Philpott, Sadie 30 

Pippen, Joseph John 11 

Pitt, Jo. P 1 

Pollard, Turner 13 

Pool, Frances 30 

Porter, Allen T 24 

Powell, AlmaG 29 

Powell, Bettie 29 

Powell, C 26 

Powell, Charlie C 29 

Powell, Delmarine 28 

Powell, Donal Milton 29 

Powell, Ellie 29 

Powell, Ilda 28 

Powell, Reaver 29 

Powell, Robert Andrews 28, 29 

Powell, Robert Cecil 29 

Powell, Samuel 30 

Powell, Susie V 29 

Powell, William 28, 29, 30 

Powell, Willie D 28 

Randolph, Fannie 10 

Roberson, George 30 

Roberson, Jimmie 30 

Rodgers, Charles 16 

Rodgers, Cynthia 15 

Rogers, John 8 

Rogers, Stephen 8 

Rogers, William 8 

Ross, Elizabeth 23 

Ross, Samuel 20 

Rountree, Charles 19 

Rountree, Henry M 19 



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INDEX 



Satterthwaite, F. B 14, 16, 20 

Satterwaite, J. H 22 

Satterwaite, Sallie Arcenia...22 

Savage, Margaret Jane 21 

Seawell, Col 2 

Sheppard, Catherine 14 

Sheppard, Henry 14, 17, 20 

Simpson, John H 7 

Simpson, Samuel 7 

Singletary, G. B 20 

Slaughter, Abner 13 

Slaughter, David C 13 

Smith , John A 13 

Smith, Abner 13,24, 26 

Smith, C. P 24 

Smith, Charles 6, 26 

Smith, Cullen 13 

Smith, D. H 13 

Smith, David 6 

Smith, Dennis C 13 

Smith, Elizabeth 6 

Smith, G. J 26 

Smith, Hardy J 13 

Smith, Hardy 13 

Smith, Hardy 24 

Smith, Henry 6 

Smith, J. W 23,24 

Smith, John 6, 26 

Smith, Joshua 13 

Smith, Lewis H 13 

Smith, M. B 20 

Smith, Oliver 26 

Smith, Robert 25 

Smith, Walter L 23,24 

Smith, William H 19 

Spaight, Richard D, Col 1 

Speir,L. H 26 

Stancil, Henry 1, 17, 18 

Stancill, Jesse 21 

Stancill, Jim 22 

Stancill, Oliza 21 

Stanton, Hannah Sherman.... 10 

Stanton, Thomas 10 

Staton, CO 17 

Stocks, Asa 19 

Stocks, Christiany 23 

Stocks, D 26 

Stocks, G 25 

Stocks, Jonathan 23 

Stocks, Louisa A 25 

Stokes, Bryan G 13 

Stokes, Bryant 24 

Stokes, Calvin 18, 19 

Stokes, Hardy 13 

Stokes, James W., Mrs 22 

Stokes, Thomas 18, 19 



Stokes, William B 18, 19 

Summereill, R 25 

Summerell, W. J 25 

Sutton, Hugh 16 

Sutton, Jesse 13, 23, 24 

Sutton, Kissie Ann 24 

Sutton, Melie 23 

Sutton, P 24 

Taylor, Alafair 17 

Taylor, J. W 25 

Taylor, John 3 

Taylor, Nehemiah 3 

Taylor, Rodolph 23 

Teel, Emily 21 

Teel, John 16 

Thomas, Jesse 5 

Tripp, Joe Lawrence 21 

Tripp, Lawrence 21 

Tripp, N. H 23 

Tripp, W. H 23, 25 

Tucker, J. A. K 24 

Tucker, N. B 26 

Tucker, S. D 25 

Tucker, Wright 7 

Turlington, Priscilla 8 

Turnage, Benjamin 17 

Turnage, Moses 18, 20 

Turner, Robert 6 

Tyer, William L 20 

Tyson, Japhet 19, 25 

Tyson, Moses 25 

Tyson, Sherrod 18, 20 

Vaiden, Elizabeth 10 

Vaiden, Joseph M 10 

Venters, G. P 26 

Venters, G. W 24, 25 

Venters, J. W 25 

Venters, Slade 26 

Venters, Washington 13 

Vick, Burden 22 

Vick, John R 22 

Vincent, Zachariah 28 

Vinson, Lucy E 28, 29, 30 

Wagoner, Walter 29 

Wall, James 26 

Wall, R. A 26 

Wallace, Agnes 27 

Wallace, Warren 3 

Walston, Benjamin 8 

Walston, D. J 22 

Walston, Trizina 22 

WarcLClaracy 9 

Ward, Daniel 11 

Ward, Elizabeth 9 

Ward, Gideon 9, 10 

Ward, Harmon 1 1 



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INDEX 



Ward, Lemon 9, 10 Wooten, Josiah 8 

Ward, Luke 11 Wooten, Polly 2 1 

Ward, Nancy 11 Wooten, Sarah 8 

Ward, Needham 9, 1 Wooten, W. S 8 

Ward, Rippon 11 Yancey, B.C 14 

Ward, Sally 22 Yellowley, Edward C 15 

Ward,Seth 9 

Ward, Susanna 9 

Ward, Turner 9, 10 

Ward, Willie 9, 10 

Warren, E. J 20 

Warren, Priscilla 8 

Weaver, Demby Delois 29 

Weaver, Edna E 29 

Weaver, Gladys 30 

Weaver, Louise 30 

Weaver, Mary Frances 29 

Weaver, Myrtle 30 

Weaver, RH 30 

Weaver, Samuel Thurston.... 30 

Weaver, Stewart Jones 30 

Weaver, Willie B 30 

Wetherington, John 13 

Whichard, Lura 22 

Whichard, Ollen 21 

Whichard, Quinton 21 

Whichard, W.D 20 

Whichard, Willis R 18 

Whitaker, Otis 29 

Whitaker, Sherry Delois 29 

Whitehead, John 18 

Whitehead, William 18 

Whitehurst, C. J 21 

Whitehurst, Dinah 4, 5 

Whitehurst, Elizabeth 20 

Whitehurst, John 18, 20 

Whitehurst, Lalage 21 

Whitehurst, Martha 30 

Whitehurst, Reuben 4, 5 

Williams, A 24 

Williams, Delia 24 

Williams, Eugene 28 

Williams, Harry 21,22 

Williams, J 23 

Williams, Jennette Almeta ... 21 

Williams, John A 26 

Williams, Robert, Sr 3 

Williams, Thomas 24 

Williams, Walter 30 

Williams, William Asa 21 

Williams, William 10 

Wilson, J. H 24 

Wilson, James G 22 

Wilson, Nashville 22 

Wooten, Edward 7 

Wooten, Ethel 7 



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Pitt County 
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Volume XVm, No. 3 
August 2011 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 
Officers 2011 

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alexander wheatley, revolutionary war pension 1 

Salter/Blackledge Family Deed, 1815 4 

Lewis Smith Divtsionof Estate, 1835 5 

Well of Elizabeth Smith, Pitt Co., 1847 7 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1862-1863 8 

William Louis Cherry Letters, 1864 13 

Greene County Death Certificates 14 

Will of Abram Cox, Pitt Co., 1895 18 

Noah Joyner Famely Reunion, 1903 19 

Ewell Supreme Court Case, 1913 20 

The Man Who Dug His Own Grave...Lewis Abner Edwards (1868-1958) 22 

Barrow Family Marriages 23 

Bible Records Reuben Staton Manning Bible Record 25 

Roach Bible Record 26 

Joseph R. Manning Bible Record 28 

Queries 30 

Index 31 

FILLERS Feast at Ingeltarre, 1913 6 

Tugwell Family Court Notice, 1871 7 

Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1882 12 

Piety Tripp, Former Slave, 1885 18 

Green B. Letchworth's Remarkable Family 19 

Major Benj. May's Cuff Links, 1909 21 

Frank Rogerson Disappeared, 1 883 21 

Charles Harris, Jr. Dead, 1897 24 

Hearne Family Shooting, 1885 24 



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Alex. Wheatley, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Alexander Wheatley 
found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of Tennessee Weakly County} SS 

On this 28th day of August A.D. 1832, personally appeared before me Jesse M. PASKELL one of the 
Justices of the Peace in and for said county. Alexander WHEATLEY a citizen of said county, aged 
seventy five years, on the 23rdof December next-- who, being first sworn according to law doth on his 
oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an Act of Congress authorizing 
pensions to Revolutionary soldiers, passed 7th June 1832— 

That he entered the service of the United States during the war of the Revolution under the following 
named officers and served as follows:-- 

He was draughted for three months by Captain ASKEW, when he was quite young and under the 
government of his father; with whom he resided in the county of Martin in the State of North 
Carolina, the place of his nativity — He did not perform the service in person, being restrained by his 
father who sent a substitute in his place:-- This was early in the year 1775. In this year he went 
personally forth, as a volunteer; under the command of Captain Abraham HARDY, who had raised a 
volunteer company of horsemen, to go against the Tories mat were collected in considerable numbers 
in that part of the State- On their march against the enemy they were joined by Major CRAIG who 
was said to be a recruiting officer of the Continental Line. He does not recollect the time for which he 
volunteered under Captain HARDY but was in actual service under him about Six weeks.-- About the 
year 1776, he moved to Pitt county N. Carolina.-- His next service was as a volunteer under Captain 
Richard REEVES who went against the British then at New Berne.~the day not now remembered the 
time for which for which in this instance he volunteered, but was in actual service about three weeks. 
His next service was with Captain Samuel STAFFORD who was commandant of a company of 
volunteer horsemen— With Captain STAFFORD he was in various sldrmishes against the Tories and 
British- He served under Stafford, in all, one year.- Both before and after his service under Captain 
STAFFORD he had frequently joined other companies in his and adjoining counties, to go sudden 
expeditions, but when each one was performed, he usually returned, so that he was not long in any 
one company. When preparations were making by the American forces to march against the British, 
who had overrun South Carolina, he went under Captain Austin SPAIN from Pitt County, N. Carolina 
to Kingston where his company went under the command of General CASWILL, who took command 
of several other companies of North Carolina militia and directed his course south with a vow to join 
Gen. GATES by whom the main army was commanded. Captain SPAIN'S company (was put with 
many other companies under Gen. GATES— who marched in direction to Camden— Mr. WHEATLEY 
here states that he was orderly Sergeant in Captain SPAIN'S Company, during the whole of that 
service— He was in the battle of Camden, and the militia with whom he fought, was the last to retreat 
on that occasion. A Col. ALLEN commanded where he (Wheatley) was. He returned home after that 
action, having been out in the service of his country four months:— He states he got a discharge after 
this service, which, after preserving it a great while, he unfortunately lost. Sometime after his return 
home he went with a small party under William CASWILL against some of the British at Quiney's 
Mill, a place of some celebrity at that time. Seven of the enemy were taken together with a British 
commissary— From advanced age, a broken constitution and in a somewhat impaired by those and 
other causes, he cannot state with unswerving certainty dates & names concerning this matter: but he 
believes that, including all his service, he served perhaps near three years— He says he is not able at 
this distance of time & in his feeble state of health to give positive proof of the fact of his service— In 
this service he wore out two valuable horses- He has never earned a pension in reward of his 
services- He says Capt. STAFFORD; Wm. WHEATLEY & Drury ROGERS with whom he served, 
could bear ample testimony to the truth of the foregoing statements but he knows not now, where they 
are, and his personal infirmities & indigent circumstances restrain him from going in search of them.— 
Sworn to & subscribed the day and year aforesaid 



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Jesse M. PASCHALL J. P. 



Alexander WHEATLEY 



Aug. 28, 1832, Benjamin Lockhart, a minister of the gospel, and Amos Hill give supporting affidavit. 

State of Tennessee Weakley County} Amended declaration of Alexander WHEATLEY 
This declarant states that he served as a private volunteer under Captain HARDY as stated in his 
declaration six weeks. That he served as a private under Captain Richard REEVES as also stated in 
his declaration three weeks. That he served as a private under Captain STAFFORD as also stated in 
his declaration twelve months. That he served under Captain SPAIN four months as orderly Sergeant. 
He states that in the various campaigns mentioned in his declaration as having joined other companies 
and the exact length of each term of service having been forgotten, he states that he can positively say 
these services in all amounted to more than six months. 

Sworn to & subscribed Alexander WHEATLEY 

before me this 1st 
day of May 1833. 

E. D. DICKSON, one of the Justices of Weakley County} 

[Alexander WHEATLEY was pensioned at the rate of $97.82 per annum commencing March 4th, 
183 1, for 2 years service in the revolution.] 

United States of America 
Declaration 

In order to obtain the benefit of the third section of the Act of Congress of the 4th of July 1 836 and 

joint resolution of July 7 1838 

State of Tennessee Weakley County} SS 

On the 2nd day of September eighteen hundred and forty six Personally Appeared before me C. 
UNDERWOOD a justice of the peace in and for said County Peggy WHEATLEY a resident of the 
State of Tennessee in the County of Weakley aged eighty years on the 5th day of September 1846 
Who being first duly Sworn according to law, doth on her oath, make the following declaration, in 
order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, passed July 4th 1836, and 
the joint resolution of July 7th 1838: that she is the widow of Alexander WHEATLEY Who was a 
private in the revolutionary War and Who drew a pension of eighty dollars pr Annum She farther 
declares that she was married to the said Alexander WHEATLEY on the — day of July seventeen 
hundred and eighty one that her husband the aforesaid Alexander WHEATLEY died on the 3 1st day 
of October 1834 that she has remained a widow ever since that period As will more fully appear by 
reference to the proof hereunto Annexed She farther declares that As to the date and day of her 
marrige by reason of old age and loss of memory she does not positively remember but she positively 
remembers she was married in July and was fifteen Years of age the September following that she 
Will be eighty Years of age the 5th day of the present month from the best information of her parents 
that she positively and distinctly remembers that her husband the aforementioned Alexander 
WHEATLEY served two terms of service After her marriage with her husband that he left her in 
three Weeks After her marriage to enter the first term of service she has forgotten Whether he 
volunteered or Was drafted she farther declares that the last term of service Was under Captain Austin 
SPAIN Which was his last term of service Also that this is the second declaration that she is informed 
that the former declaration her marriage should have been in 1782 Which she did not make Any other 
statement agreeably to her understanding only that which is contained and set forth in this 
Sworn to And subscribed to before me 

the day and Year above Written Peggy (her mark) WHEATLEY 

Chapman Underwood J.P.} 

[On October 3, 1842 in Weakley County, Tennessee, Peggy WHEATLEY filed for a 
widow's pension under the 1836 act stating that she is the widow of Alexander WHEATLEY, a 
private in Infantry and Cavalry and Sergeant in the Revolution; that she married him in the month of 
July 1782 in Pitt County North Carolina; that he died in Weakley County, Tennessee on the last day 
of October 1834; and that she remains his widow. At the same time, Silas BENNETT, age 73, made a 
statement he lived with Alexander WHEATLEY in the State of North Carolina prior to his marriage 



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to Peggy and has lived with Alexander and Peggy WHEATLEY after their marriage; he knew they 
were legally married in North Carolina; and that Peggy has remained a widow since Alexander 
WHEATLEY died in 1834 in Weakley County] 

State of Tennessee Benton County} 

Personally Appeared Sarah WHEATLEY aged about eighty years before me David W BENTON An 
Acting justice of the peace in And for said County and made oath in due form of law that she is 
Acquainted with Peggy WHEATLEY the Widow of Alexander WHEATLEY that she Peggy 
WHEATLEY is a woman of good character for truth and und autitled veracity. That She Was Was 
married to William WHEATLEY A younger brother of Alexander WHEATLEY That She Was 
Married to William WHEATLEY not long After the end of the Revolutionary War that in some short 
time After that time she Was visited by Alexander WHEATLEY and Peggy WHEATLEY his wife 
As to the precise date she cannot remember neither did she see her marriage With Alexander 
WHEATLEY. Also that she heard Alexander WHEATLEY say that he had served about two Years or 
More in the revolutionary War Also she heard her husband and her husbands Mother say that / 
Alexander WHEATLEY served in the revolutionary War that she believes the heresay to be true 
because she never heard Any contradictory reports about his services Sworn to And subscribed to 
before me this 4th day of November 1846 Sarah (her mark) WHEATLEY 

David W BENTON An Acting justice of the peace for Benton County 

State of Tennessee Benton County} Personally Appeared Katharine CHERRY before me 
David W. BENSON An Acting justice of the peace in and for said County and made oath in 
due form of law that she is Acquainted with Peggy WHEATLEY the Widow of Alexander 
WHEATLEY that she did not see the marriage between Alexander WHEATLEY and Peggy 
WHEATLEY because she did not reside in the same neighborhood where she believes it took 
place. She States that she does not precisely Know her age because by some chance it has 
been lost she knows that she Was Acquainted With Alexander WHEATLEY before his 
marriage because she resided in Martin County in the State of North Carolina in about three 
miles of Samuel WHEATLEY a brother of Alexander WHEATLEY that Alexander WHEATLEY 
she believes resided in Edgecombe N.C that in visiting his brother Samuel WHEATLEY she 
became acquainted with him the said Alexander WHEATLEY. She believes her own Marriage to 
have been Solemnized in 1780 in the Month of December from the following reasons that she Well 
remembers that her Youngest son Henry CHERRY will be forty seven Years of age the 26th day of 
this month November that her daughter Milia was four years older because their ages have been Kept 
she also Knows that her oldest son Lamb CHERY Was thirteen years of age when her daughter Milia 
Was born that she Knows that she was married near two years before her first child was born that she 
was informed by her parents that she would be eighteen years of age the March After she was 
married. That she heard of the marriage the summer following After her own marriage that is the 
marriage of Alexander WHEATLEY with Peggy WHEATLEY formerly Peggy STOKES, that her 
information she believes to be true because she has been acquainted With Alexander WHEATLEY 
and his Wife Peggy WHEATLEY ever since (that is) to near the end of his life time And have never 
heard a contradictory report — that as to Alexander WHEATLEY's services in the revolutionary War 
she only Knows from information that she Always heard that he served in the revolutionary War a 
considerable time that she never heard it disputed that she Knows that Alexander WHEATLEY and 
his Wife ware of good character for truth and veracity that she has good cause from a long 
Acquaintance With them that either of them ought be believed Sworn to And Subscribed to before me 
this 3rd day of November 1846 

Katharine (her mark) CHERRY 



Peggy WHEATLEY, widow of Alexander WHEATLEY, who served in the Revolutionary War as a 
Private and Sergeant, Inscribed on the Roll at a rate of 97 Dollars 82 Cents per annum, to commence 
on 4th day of March, 1848. Certificate of Pension issued the 8th day of April 1850 and sent to J. G. 
Harris House of Rep. 



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Salter/Blackledge Family Deed, 1815 

Found in Deed Book T, p. 200-2001 ; Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

This indenture made & entered into this Ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred & fifteen between William S. BLACKLEDGE of the County of 
Craven State of North Carolina of the one Part & Thomas GORHAM of the County of Pitt & 
State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth whereas by the last will & testament of Edward SELTER 
certain land & tenements cituate in the County of Pitt aforsaid were devised to Peggy daughter of the 
said Edward in the following words & by the following description towit I give & bequeth to my 
loveing daughter Peggy the Plantation on which my mother lived Includering two hundred & fifty 
Acres of land adjoining to out of the survey of Six hundred acres of land which I live on which is to 
be divid by a line beginning in the line of die Six hundred Acres Survey on the river pocoson & to run 
a direct line Square with the lower line to the back line for compliment also one hundred Acres of low 
land ad Joining the same out of two hundred & thirty Acres of land given me by a Will of my farther 
to be divided by a line beginning at the high in this line & to run Square with the lower line a direct 
Course to the river for Compliment at the lower end also one hundred & thirty eight Acres of piney 
land on the back & adjoining the above mentioned land as per pettin t number two hunder & fifty eight 
to her & her heirs forever as will appear by reference being had to said will of record in the County of 
Pitt & whereas the said Peggy died intestate leaving Mary the mother of the said William S. 
BLACKLEDGE Louisa wife of Hadrianus VAN NORDEN Sally wife of David JONES & Sopha 
Wife of William GORHAM her sidry heirs at law & Said Mary afterwards died intestate leaving the 
Said William S BLACKLEDGE Mary wife of Jeremiah BROWN & Nancey late wife of Green 
BRYANT her Children & heirs at law when by the Said William became entitled one third of one 
fourth part of the estate aforesaid Now by this Indenture Witnesseth that the Said William for an in 
consideration of him of two hundred & three dollars to him in hand paid by the Thomas at & before 
the seling & delivery of these the whereof he doth here by acknowledge hath given granted bargained 
& sold alien released e nfeaff d & confirm unto the Said Thomas one third of one fourth Part of all the 
aforesaid land & tenements devised to the Said Peggy by the will of the Said Edward as before realed 
To have and to hold the same to the Said Thomas & his heirs for ever & the Said William for himself 
his heirs executors & Administrators doth Covenant & agree with the Said Thomas in manner & form 
following just that the Said William is Seryd of a full sum & indefeasible Estate in fee Simple of & in 
the premises aforesaid Secondly that the Said Thomas his heirs & assigns Shall & may pe acablely & 
Justly have hold possess & enjoy the Same free from the lat hindrance molesta taton of any person 
whatsoever thirdly that the Said William & his heirs Shall & will at all times when unto requested by 
the Said Thomas his heirs & assigns make do & execute all such further acts deeds conveyances & 
assurances in the law for the better & more complete assurances of the Premises to the Said Thomas 
his heirs & assigns as by Counsel learned in the law Shall be advised direted or requred & lastly that 
the Said William S BLACKLEDGE his heirs Executors & Administrators Shall & will warrant & 
forever defend the premises hereby bargain & sold to the Said to his heirs & assigns free & clear from 
the lawful claim or claims of any & all person whatsoever & Should the Said Thomas his heirs or 
assigns be here after evited by a title Superior to that here by Conveyd that the Said William his heirs 
executors administrators will pay to the person or persons so evicted the purchase money before 
mentioned with Intrest there on or the value of the Said lands at the time evicted at elexton of the 
person or persons So entitled 

In Testimony here of I the William S BLACKLEDGE hath here unto Set my hand & Seale the day & 
date above written the words of her heirs forever between the Sixth & Seventh line from the bottom 
of the final page i ndate ? be execution 

Signed Sealed & deliyd In presenc of} Wm BLACKLEDGE {Seale} 

John M JOHNSON Jt 

Pitt County May term 1816 this deed was exhibited into open Court & Proved in due form of law on 
oath by John M JOHNSON one of the Subscribing witnesseth then orderd that it Registered 

Alexander EVANS Clk 



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Lewis Smith Division of Estate, 1835 

Found in Pitt County Deed Book GG, p.444-445, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed to the Quarterly by Mrs. June Cherry, Greenville, NC. 

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State of North Carolina Pitt County 

In obedience to an order of Pitt County Court September Term 1 835 we the under signed being 
appointed by said court to make partition in the lands of Lewis SMITH deceased between the 
petitioners have so done after being convened upon the premises and duly authorized have caused a 
survey to be made and have made partition as follows (towit) 

Lot No. 1 we have set apart to Phenia P. SMITH one of the heirs of sd. deed, bounded as follows 
beginning at a red oak on the side of a path and runs north 57 D west 30 poles to a stake then north 13 
D west 85 poles to a stake near a Tarkiln bed the north 85 D east to Hardees line thence with said 
Hardees line to the beginning containing 15 acres valued at seventy acres also one other tract in the 
piney pocosan containing twenty Eight third acres valued at $14. at and bound as follows and known 
by number 1 . beginning at a black Jack Walter HANRAHANs & Robert GWALTNEYs corner and 
runs east 125 poles to another of said Gwaltneys corners and runs east 125 pote to another of said 
Gwaltneys corners then north 36 poles to a pine then east 76 poles to a pine then south 46 pole to a 
stake then west 196 pole to a stake then to the beginning. 

Lot number 2 we have allotted and set apart unto Lanier GRIFFIN & Sally his wife valued at 
seventy six dollars bounded as follows begining at a stake in Hardees line and runs south 85 D. west 
to a Stake the third corner of lot No. 1 then north 13 D west 85 poles to a stake then east to Hardees 
line the various courses of said Hardees line to the begining containing 25 acres also one other lot by 
the same number piney pocosan containing 28 1/3 acres valued at 14 dollars begining at a Stake in 
Hanrahans line the last corner of Lot No. 1 and runs east 196 poles to a stake then south 25 1/2 pole to 
a stake then west 181 pole to a Stake then to the begining. 

Lot No. 3 we have set apart unto John SMITH one of the Heirs of said deed, valued at seventy six 
dollars containing 50 acres beginning at a chinquepin in sd. Hardees line the fourth corner of Lot No. 
2 and runs west 88 pole to a stake in the field then north 13 D west to the run of the Meeting House 
branch thence with the various courses of the same to Franklin BROOKS corner then to the begining 
containing 28 1/3 acres valued at 14 dollars and bounded as follows begining at a Stake the last corner 
of No. 2 in Hanrahans line and runs east 181 pole to a Stake the third corner of Lot number 2 then 
south 26 1/2 pole to a Stake then west 170 pole to a stake then to the begining. 



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Lot No. 4 we have allotted to James S SMITH another of sd. heirs valued at seventy six dollars 
containing 38 acres bounded as follows begining at a Stake on the run of the meeting house branch 
the fourth corner of Lot number 3 runs south 13 D et 128 pole to a stake the second corner of Lot No. 
3 then east 20 poles to a stake then South 13 D. E 162 pole to a stake in Lanier GRIFFINS line then 
with his line north 57 D west 28 pole to a stake in a piny old field then north 17 1/2 D wt 249 pole to 
a stake in said branch then with the branch to the begining also one other lot in the piney pocosan 
numbered 4 containing 28 1/3 acres valued at $14 dollars begining at a stake in Hanrahans line the 
fourth corner of lot No. 3 a stake and runs east 170 pole to a stake the third corner of Lot No. 3 then 
south 28 pole to a stake then west 155 pole to a stake in sd. Hanrahans line then to the begining. 
Lot number 5 we have allotted and set over to Abner SMITH valued at seventy six dollars 
containing 30 1/4 acres bounded as follows begining at a Gum on the run of sd. Meeting house branch 
the fourth corner of Lott No 4 and runs south 1 7 1/2 D east 249 pole to a Stake and small pine the 3 
corner of lot no. 4 then with L Griffins line north 57 D west 3 1 pole to a stake and dogwood then 
north 17 1/2 west 219 pole to the run of sd. branch to a small sweet Gum then down the said branch to 
the begining also one other lot in the piney pocosan Known as No. 5 valued at 14 dollars containing 
28 1/3 acres begining at a stake the fourth corner of Lot No. 4 and runs east 155 poles to a Stake then 
south 30 1/2 poles to a Stake then west 140 poles to Hanrahans line then with said line to the 
begining. 

we have also allotted and set over to Elizabeth M SMITH another of the heirs of sd. deed, lott 
number 6 valued seventy six dollars containing 24 acres bounded as following begining at the fourth 
corner of Lot No. 5 and runs south 17 1/2 east 219 pole to the 3 corner of lot No. 5 a stake then north 
57 D west 3 1 pole to a stake in Lanier Griffins field then north 1 6 d west 1 89 pole to the run of said 
Meeting house branch a persimmon then down sd. branch to the begining also one other lot in the 
piney pocosan Known as No. 6 valued at 14 dollars containing 28 1/3 acres bounded as follows 
begining at a Stake the fourth corner of lot No. 5 and runs east 140 pole to a Stake the 3 corner of lot 
No. 5 then south 35 pole to a stake then west 120 to a stake then to the begining. 
Lot number 7 we have also allotted unto James GRIFFIN & Rebeccah his wife valued at seventy 
six dollars containing 80 acres bounded as follows begining at a persimmon on the run of the meeting 
house branch the fourth corner of lot No. 6 & runs south 16 D east 190 poles to the 3 corner of lot No. 
6 a stake in Lanier Griffins field, then north 57 D. west 96 pole to the fork of the old path then north 
60 west 70 pole to a white oak near the meeting house then north 10 D east 16 pole to the run of the 
meeting house branch a maple Willie Bells corner thence with the various courses of said branch to 
the begining also one other Lot in the Piney Pocosan Known as number seven valued at 14 dollars 
containing 28 1/3 acres bounded as follows begining at a Stake the fourth corner of lot No. 6 and runs 
east 121 pole to the 3 corner of lot No. 6 then south 45 poles to the fifth corner of the pattent thence 
west 92 pole to the sixth corner of sd. pattent then north 30 D west to the begining — 

Willie NOBLES surveyor 

Luke ALBRITTON 

Francis BROOKS 

George (X) MCGOWNS 

Willie BELL 



Feast at Ingeltarre, 1913 

Eastern Reflector, Sept. 12, 1913 

Sunday Mr. O. L. JOYNER had the tobacco buyers and their employees of the Greenville market and 
a few other friends, out to spend the day with him at "Ingeltarre," his beautiful home two miles from 
town. His guests, about fifty in number, spent the day most pleasantly together on the broad verands 
and shady lawn. An elegant barbecue dinner, followed with ice cream, cake and cigars, was served on 
the lawn. Every year soon after the tobacco market opens, Mr. JOYNER invites the members of the 
trade out for a day at his hospitable home, and the occasions are extremely enjoyable. He and his most 
excellent wife are ideal hosts, and it is a real delight to be with them in their splendid country home. 
There is not a more beautiful place in the county than "Ingeltarre. 



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Will of Elizabeth Smith, 1847 

Contributed to the Quarterly by Mrs. June Cherry, Greenville, NC. 

I Elizabeth SMITH of the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina being of sound mind and 
memory but considering the uncertainty of my Earthly existence do make and declare this my Last 
Will & Testament in manner and form following that is to say 

I give and devise to my son L uis J SMITH negros old woman Mary Girl Telitha all the Land I 
live on at this time being Lot no. 6 in the division of the Lands belonging to the Heirs of Luis SMITH 
des. one bay mare Bed & furniture one Table set of silver spoons one Chest. 

I give and devise to my Son Jno M SMITH one Bed & furniture Table Desk & Chest 

I give to my Daughter P. P. CHERRY one Bed & furniture one cow 

I give to my Son Jno M SMITH in Trust for my Daughter Phenie P CHERRY wife of Lemuel 
CHERRY a piece or parcel of Land that my said daughter lives on at this this time The Land I p uree d 
from B. G. ALBRITTON for the use of my said Daughter P P CHERRY and her Children the said 
Lands to be held for ther e ntir u se unless my son John as Trustee and Daughter P P. CHERRY should 
think proper to sell the said Lands for the purpose of byjng other property to be held in the same way 
as devised above. 

I give to my sons Jno M & Lewis J SMITH all Intrest I may have in Geo if any. 
The ball anc o f my property after paying my just debts I give unto my sons Jno M & Luis J 
SMITH 

I appoint my son Jno M SMITH my Lawful executor To this my Last Will & Testament In 
Testamony I hereunto set my hand & seal July 1847 

In & Presens of Elizabeth SMITH {Seal} 

W. J. BLOW 

B. G. ALBRITTON 



Tugwell Family Court Notice, 1871 

Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 19, 1871 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA PITT COUNTY 

IN SUPERIOR COURT 
William M. KING, Administrator of James L. TUGWELL, deceased, Plaintiff 

AGAINST 

William TUGWELL, Thomas JEFFERSON and his wife, Matilda, William JEFFERSON and his 
wife, Cloe, Levi TUGWELL, W. L. TUGWELL, Walter CORBITT and his wife, Elizabeth, Joseph 
TUGWELL, Mary JEFFERSON, and John TUGWELL and Caroline TUGWELL, minor heirs of 
Robert TUGWELL, deceased, heirs at law, Defendants 

Petition to Sell Lands for Payment of Debts 
This case, coming on to be heard upon the Petition, &c, of Plaintiff, and it appearing to the Court that 
the Defendants, Thomas JEFFERSON and his wife, Matilda, William JEFFERSON and his wife, 
Cloe, and Joseph TUGWELL, are non-residents of this State. It is therefore ordered that publication 
be made once a week for the next six consecutive weeks in the Southerner, a newspaper printed in the 
town of Tarboro, N. C, in order that the said non-resident Defendants may appear and answer or 
demur to said petition, or the prayer of the petitioner will be granted. 

CALVIN COX 

Nov. 12, 1870 Clerk of Superior Court and Judge of Probate 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1862-1863 



The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for November 1862 to February 1863, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner 
Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



August 1862 [continued] 

[VERY FAINT] At a Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions November Term 1862 the Will of 
Nehemiah GARRIS dec'd. was offered for probate, [p. 96] 

At a Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions November Term 1862 the Will of Jessee S. PARKER dec'd. 
was offered for probate by James PARKER executor. 

State vs. T. R. CHERRY} he is indebted to the State for $200 for his appearance at next term of Court. 

State vs. Thomas COX, Jeremiah WORTHTNGTON} they are each indebted to the State for $200 for 
his appearance at next term of Court. 

Wm. P. BRYAN Special Adminr. of John WHITEHURST deceased returns his account of sales with 
said estate. 

It is ordered by the Court that the Report of the Finance Committee made to this term respecting the 
distribution amongst the proper officers of the taxes raised for County purposes for the year 1862 be 
so distributed as that the Sum of twenty five hundred Dollars be authorized to be paid by the Tax 
collector to John S. SMITH for the Wardens of the Poor three thousand Dollars to the Treasurer of the 
military fund & the ballance if any to the County Trustee. 

Court met according to adjournment. 

Ordered that W. B. DANIEL be exempt from double tax by his listing & paying his tax to the tax 
collector. 

B. G. ALBRITTON Admr. of J. H. RODGERS dec'd. returns his account of sales of said estate. 

Administration on the estate of Drewry W. TEEL dec'd. is granted to William WHITEHEAD on his 
entering into bond in the sum of $3,000 with B. G. ALBRITTON and J. S. CHERRY. Bond given and 
admr. qualified. 

W. G. PHILLIPS Admr. of J. (H.?) PHILLIPS dec'd. his account current with said estate. 
Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON, Jas. L. PAUL 

W. MAY & Mary A. E. MAY admr. of Benj. MAY dec'd. returns acct. of hiring & renting of land 
and they also return an acct. of sale of negros. [p. 98] 

[TOO FAINT] something about dower report of the estate of William B. EBORN dec'd. by widow 
Elizabeth EBORN. 

[TOO FAINT] W. MAY & Mary A. E. MAY admr. of Benj. MAY dec'd. sell slaves, [p. 99] 



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[TOO FAINT] Frank JOHNSTON petition for idiocy. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} In obedience to the within will I Archibald FLANEKIN deputy 
sheriff of the county aforesaid personally appeared at the house of Ann SPELL of the County 
aforesaid accompanied by Jno. KING, B. F. WOOTEN, Lewis B. DUPREE, W. M. KING, James 
PARKER, Abel SMITH, Walter NEWTON, Benj. DILDA, Adam CORBET, David WELLS, 
Kinchen OWENS and Robert JEFFERSON good and lawful men of the County aforesaid and the said 
Anna SPELL then & there produced and the above said Jurors being duly summoned by me and after 
being duly sworn and charged to inquire onto the state of mind of the said Anna SPELL upon the 
inspection of her whereupon a conversation with said Anna SPELL and upon examination of the 

? upon the above said oath to return and say that the above said Anna SPELL is insane and 

incapable of conducting her business [p. 99] 
Nov. 6th 1862 

Wm FLANEKIN Shrff John KING 

AH FLANEKIN Dep Walter NEWTON 

Benj. DILDA 

Lewis B. DUPREE 

Abel SMITH 

B. F. WOOTEN 

W. M. KING 

Robert JEFFERSON 

James PARKER 

Kinchen OWENS 

Adams CORBET 

David WELLS 

Ordered John V. JOHNSON be appointed guardian to Anna SPELL, he to give bond of $75,000 with 
R INGGOLD, F. JOHNSTON and Henry STANCIL as sureties. 

[TOO FAINT] Ordered that publication be made ? notice at the Court House door at 

February Term 1863 a vote of the ? the county will be taken ? [p. 100] 

[TOO FAINT] Nov. Terml862 

Jos. W. MAYO admr. of Wm. L. TYER Guardian} about getting commissioners to divide up and sell 
slaves, [p. 100] 

Page 103-104 [TOO FAINT] 
State North Carolina Pitt County} 

Be it remembered at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County of Pitt 
at the Court House in Greenville on the first Monday in February 1863 [p. 105] 

Polly CHAPMAN exctr. of Jesse CHAPMAN makes return of inventory of said estate & also 
returned notice to creditors. 

Cannon SMITH guardian to Thos. EDWARDS returns his account current with said ward on oath. 

? STANCIL Guardian to HOPKINS heirs returns his account current on oath with said wards. 

Ordered that Elizabeth JONES be appointed Admx. upon the estate of David JONES dec'd. by her 
entering into bond in the sum of $250 with Richard TYSON & Robert EDWARDS as sureties, bond 
given and Admr. qualified according to law. 

State vs. Ansy NORRIS} Ansy NORRIS & R. L. TYSON indebted to the State for $100 for his 
personal appearance at next term of this Court, [p. 107] 



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Caleb CANNON guardian to Alvana STOCKS returns his account current with said ward. Also his 
account current with said ward L. L UISE? Also as admr. his account of hire of negroes & rent of land 
of the estate of Jethro KITTRELL dec'd. 

William WHITEHEAD admr.. of Drewry W. TEEL dec'd. returns inventory of sales also his notice of 
sale. 

L. W. BEARDSLEY guardian to John A. TYSON, Mary J. TYSON, Geo. W. TYSON, Andrew J. 
TYSON the minor heirs of Geo. W. TYSON returns his account current with said wards estate. Also 
his account current with his wards Mary F. MAY, Benj. MAY, Penelope MAY. Also his account 
current with the minor heirs of Benj. MAY dec'd. Also his account current with his children L. P. 
BEARDSLEY Jr., Jas. Henry S. BEARDSLEY & Jackyan BEARDSLEY on oath. [p. 107] 

[TOO FAINT] 

James C. ALBRITTON guardian to R. L. PARKER, Martha PARKER, (?) F. PARKER returns his 
account current with said wards. Also his account current with the minor heirs of Richd. C. ? 



Henry WINGATE guardian to his children returns his account current with ? 

Richard J. JOHNSON Special Admr. of TEEL dec'd. returns an inventory & account of sales. 

GRIFFIN guardian to Thos. EDMUNSON and EDMUNSON returns his account 

current with his said wards on oath. 

STANCIL guardian to Sennetta HOPKINS, HOPKINS, Cinderella HOPKINS 

returns his account current with said wards. 

Calvin STOKES admr. of William dec'd. returns his account of sales of said also his 

notice to creditors. 

of Fredrick? NICHOLDS dec'd. returns an inventory of account of sales of 

estate also his notice to creditors. 

guardian of Sarah L. BELL returns his account current with said ward ? 

William H. TUCKER guardian to the minor heirs of Abram C. HARDEE dec'd. returns his account 
current with his said wards on oath. 

Sydnie H. SPAIN special admr. of Joseph S. BELL dec'd. returns his account of sales of said estate. 

Stephen COBB guardian to Emily COBB returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

John HARDEE guardian to the minor heirs of Franklin HARDEE dec'd. returns his account current 
with his said wards on oath. 

William J. EVANS guardian to Richard H. FORBES & Alfred A. FORBES returns his account 
current with his said wards on oath. 

Japhat TYSON guardian to minor heirs of Franklin NICHOLDS dec'd. returns his account current 
with his said wards. Also his account current with his Joseph TYSON on oath. [p. 109] 

Cannon SMITH guardian to Thos. A. EDWARDS returns his account current with his said wards on 
oath. 



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Ordered by the Court that Noah TYSON be appointed admr. on the estate of Robert G. FORBES 
upon his giving bond in the sum of $3,000 with James H. FORBES and Alfred FORBES as sureties, 
bond given and admr. qualified. 

Ordered that Richard J. JOHNSON be appointed admr. on the estate of George D. TEEL dec'd. upon 
his giving bond in the sum of $3,000 with W. L. F. NEWTON and A. CORBET as sureties, bond 
given and admr. qualified. 

Ordered that Sydnie H. SPAIN be appointed admr. on the estate of Joseph S. BELL dec'd. upon his 

giving bond in the sum of $2,000 with O. SPAIN and Moses TEEL as sureties, bond given and 

admr. qualified. 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} Caleb CANNON, ?, Wm. WHITEHEAD 

Ordered administration on the estate of James C. LITTLE dec'd. be granted to W. G. LITTLE upon 
his giving bond in the sum of $20,000 with Joel JAMES and Peter FLEMING as sureties, bond given 
and admr. qualified, [p. Ill] 

Elizabeth WHITEHURST Admr. of William A. WHJTEHURST dec'd. returns his account of sales of 
said estate. 

Wednesday Feby Term 1863. Court met according to adjournment 

Henry SHEPPARD guardian to the minor heirs of John BOYD dec'd. returns his account current with 
said heirs on oath. 

Robert L. NELSON admr. of John C. DLXON dec'd. returns his account of the rent of land & hiring 
of negroes of said estate. 

John V. JOHNSON admr. of John EVANS deed, returns his account of hiring of said estate. Also as 
admr. of Wm. B. SUMEREL deed, his account of hiring of said estate. Also as executor of Charlotte 
WILLIAMSON deed, his account of hiring of said estate, [p. Ill] 

John V. JOHNSON guardian to Anna SPELL returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

Ahney M. ROUNTREE admr. of Benj. BROWN deed, returns an inventory and account of sales of 
said estate. 

William J. LAUGHTNGHOUSE guardian to the minor heirs of Lemuel TYSON deed, returns his 
account current with his said wards on oath. 

Henry SHEPPARD admr. of G. B. SINGELTARY deed, returns an inventory and account of sales of 
said estate. 

Henry SHEPPARD admr. to Benjamin W. TURNAGE deed, returns an inventory and account of 
sales of said estate. , 

Walter NEWTON guardian to Alvania PEEBLES returns his account current with his said ward on 
oath. 

Wm. M. NELSON guardian to Jos. B. HARDEE returns his account current with his said wards on 
oath. 

A. J. CORBET admr. of Tammy E. TEEL deed, returns an inventory and account of sales of said 
estate, and also notice to creditors. 

David FLEMMING admr. of Luke FLEMING deed, returns his account of hiring of negroes & 
renting of land of said estate, [p. 1 12] 



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David FLEMMING guardian to the minor heirs of Willie POLLARD deed, returns his account 
current with his said wards on oath. 

Wm. P. BRYANT admr. of John WHITEHURST Senr. dee'd. returns his account current with said 
estate. 

M AYO admr. of Jason P. JOYNER deed, returns his account of sales of estate. 

Frank JOHNSTON exctr. of S. F. JOHNSTON deed, returns his account current with said estate. 

Wm. L. TYER guardian to Abram S.? JOYNER returns his account current with his said ward on 
oath. 

Ordered that Gideon ALLEN be appointed admr. on the estate of Wm. G. PHILLIPS deed, on his 
entering bond of $800 with Peter E. HINES & Archibald FLANEKIN as his sureties, bond given and 
admr. qualified according to law. 

Tuesday February 6th 1863 

Present} Allen BYNUM, Henry GURGANUS, L. P. BEARDSLEY 

Eason JAMES guardian to William M. G. DEVENPORT, Francis, Sarah, Joseph & Telitha 
DEVENPORT his account current with his said wards on oath. 

Jessee P. BROWN Admr. of John J. BROWN deed, returns an inventory and account of sales of said 
estate. 

Henry GURGANUS guardian of the minor heirs of James R. CONGLETON deed, returns his account 
current with his said wards on oath. 

Allen BYNUM guardian to Alfred MAY & Emily MAY returns his account current with his said 
ward on oath. 

Eason JAMES admr. of William S. BULLOCK deed, returns his inventory and account of sales of 
said estate. 

William J. BLOW Special Admr. of John G. H. CORY deed, returns an inventory and account of 
sales of said estate. 



Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1882 

Daily Reflector, Fri., May 2, 1952 

The Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church constructed in 1882, located "just off the Bethel- 
Greenville Highway, will celebrate its 70th anniversary Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Through the years 
this great sanctuary has stood the test with various pastors coming and going; with members coming 
and going; knowing that the Church of the Living God shall never perish,, the Saint Mary Baptist 
Church is just as firm today as it was on the day when planted by the Hand of Almighty God. The 
Bethel-Greenville Highway is new in comparison with the building of this church. The highway was 
once a stretch of muddy, dusty road, travelled by horse and buggy, carts and horseback. Today the 
hard surface will take you to the door of this church, which has stood since 1882. We thank God for 
this church. Rev. J. A. NIMMO will preach the Anniversary sermon at 2 p.m. 

Rev. J. E. JAMES, pastor 
J. A. WIGGINS, Deacon 

NOTE — The Star of the East Lodge No. 233, Prince Hall, Pactolus, will lay a cornerstone at St. Mary 
Baptist Church on the 4th of May. Dinner will be served. 

C. L. KNIGHT, W.M. 



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William Louis Cherry Letters, 1864 

The following two letters concern William Louis Cherry, b. ca. 1843, son of Lemuel Cherry and his 
wife Pheny P. Smith Cherry, who enlisted in the Confederate Army in Pitt County at age 1 8 on April 
20, 1861. He was wounded in battle on September 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD. and later returned to 
duty. It was reported that he was hospitalized on June 2, 1864 at Richmond, VA., with a gunshot 
wound in the left lung and died in the hospital at Richmond, VA on June 6, 1864 and was buried 
there. He probably received his wounds at the Battle of Cold Harbor, just north of Richmond. The 
Battle lasted from June 1-12, 1864 and was one of the bloodiest military engagements of the Civil 
War. It is unknown if Mrs. Pheny P. Cherry received the previous letter from Kate Allen mentioned 
in the second letter, since it was not kept with these other letters in the Cherry family papers. 
Contributed to the Quarterly by Mrs. June Cherry, Greenville, NC. 

Richmond June 8th 1864 

Mrs. P. P. CHERRY 
Dear Madame: 

Your son Mr. W. L. CHERRY, belonging to Co. "H," 27th North Carolina Regiment, was 
very seriously wounded, in the lungs, in one of the recent battles near this city. He was carried to the 
"Stuart Hospital" (The Old Fair Grounds) where he received every attention but to no avail, after 
having been in the hospital four days, he died very peacefully on the night of the 6th instant. 

I waited on your son myself, fanning him and giving him water and attending to (his) other 
wounds. He expressed a wish several times to see you and thought that one f the matrons was very 
much like you. 

On Sunday, a Baptist Minister prayed with him. He and some ladies sang that beautiful 
hymn commencing "Jesus Lover of My Soul for him. 

He (your son) was buried on yesterday (June 7, 1864). Rest assured, Mrs. CHERRY, that 
you have the sincerest sympathies of all the ladies at the Hospital in your affliction. May you meet 
your dear one in heaven. 

Yours with kindest regards, 
Nannie M. LOVING 

Richmond June 8th 1864 

Mrs. CHERRY 
Dear Madame, 

I wrote to you a few days ago telling you of the dangerous wound and how your son, W. 
CHERRY, was. I am truly sorry I have to give you the sad news of his death. I was with him till a few 
hours before he died, and never saw anyone suffer more than he did, but I think I can safely say he 
was ready to do his Master's will, and is now at rest. He, many times wished he could see you, but he 
is now, I trust, free from all pain, where you and I, I hope, will one day meet him at the right hand of 
our maker. 

He was delirious for several hours before he died, so he left no message. 
I miss him very much having become really attached to him. If I can do anything farther for 
you, just left me know and it shall be done cheerfully. 

Kate E. ALLEN 

Should you write, direct to Kate E. ALLEN 

Box 228 
Richmond, Va. 



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Greene County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



(Infant Boy) GRIMSLEY, b. and d. June 3, 1922; buried Hookerton Cemetery 
F: S. H. GRIMSLEY, b. Pitt County 
M: Maggie ELLIS, b. Tenn. 

Claud Joyner LEWIS, b. April 12, 1921 in Greene Co., d. June 4, 1922 
F: W. A. LEWIS, b. Pitt County 
M: Annie VINES, b. Tarboro, NC 

Bessie JONES (widow of Bill JONES) b. Mar. 4, 1840 Pitt Co., d. June 15, 1922 Speights Bridge Tp. 
F: Elisha MOSELY, b. Pitt County buried Harris Chapel 

M: Beckie COBB, b. Pitt County 

James Garner HEATH, b. July 12, 1922 in Greene Co., d. July 26, 1922 

F: James H. HEATH, b. Greene Co. 

M: Bettie LETCHWORTH, b. Lenoir Co. 

Elizabeth Jane STEPP (Single) b. Jan. 29, 1841 in Greene Co., d. Aug. 9, 1922 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Jim STEPP 

M: ?? 

Informant: Paul STEPP, Jamesville, NC 

Patsey FARMER (md. John FARMER) b. Nov. 12, 1842 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 22, 1922 

F: William D. POWELL, b. NC 

M: Penina BUTTS, b. Greene County 

Lucy HEATH (md. Jesse Heath Sr.) b. Aug. 17, 1863 Greene Co., d. Oct. 22, 1922 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Henry SHIRLEY, b. Greene County 
M: Jane FUTRELL, b. Alamance Co., NC 

Ella May STOCKS, b. Apr. 24, 1922 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 7, 1922 in Hookerton Twsp. 
F: Robert STOCKS, b. Greene County 
M: Effie RIGGS, b. Greene County 

William SPEIGHT (md. Nicy) b. Nov. 18, 1838 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 29, 1922 
F: Blaney SPEIGHT, b. Greene County 
M: Becky ORMOND, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Sallie TUNSTALL, b. Aug. 8, 1855 Greene Co., d. Nov. 1 1, 1922 in Maury, NC 
F: Theophilus GRIMSLEY, b. Greene County 
M: Mary STANCH, b. Pitt County 

Katie Elizabeth HEMBY (md. J. B. HEMBY) b. Mar. 3 1, 1896 Greene Co., d. Nov. 5, 1922 
F: James HARRISON, b. Lenoir County 
M: Cora LETCHWORTH, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Nannie CARRAWAY (md. William) b. May 16, 1851 Pitt Co., d. Nov. 5, 1922 Jason Twsp. 
F: Turner MURPHY, b. Greene County 
M: Apslie BAKER, b. Greene County 



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Mrs. Louisa MOORE, age 79, b. Pitt Co., d. Dec. 19, 1922 Ormondsville Twsp. 
Parents ?? 

Informant: E. D. BO WEN, Ayden, NC 

Maggie N. TYSON (md. C. T. TYSON) b. May 1892 Greene Co., d. Dec. 26, 1922 Snow Hill Twsp. 
F: Bryant VANDIFORD, b. NC 
M: BOWEN, b. NC 



Kathern RASBERRY (Single) b. Jan. 18, 1843 in Greene Co., d. Dec. 29, 1922 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: Stephen RASBERRY, b. NC 
M: Patsey HARPER, b. Pitt County 

Elizabeth S. GOODING (md. Isaac GOODING) b. Jan. 18, 1846 in Duplin Co., d. Jan. 14, 1923 
F: Simmons KORNEGAY, b. Duplin County 
M: Eliza LOFTIN, b. Lenoir County 

Mrs. Mary Ann JOHNSON, b. July 23, 1865 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 4, 1923 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Sylvester G ARRIS, b. Pitt County 
M: Pennie G ARRIS, b. in Pitt County 
INFORMANT: John JOHNSON, Snow Hill, NC 

Mrs. Smitha WOOTEN (widow) b. Aug. 12, 1833 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 22, 1923 in Snow Hill Twsp. 
F: James MO ARING, b. Ireland 
M: Smitha MOORE 

George Washington COBB (single) age 67, b. Greene Co., d. Feb. 6, 1923 in Olds Twsp. 

F: Kinchen COBB 

M: Pennie BRAND, b. Greene Co. 

Isham GAY (md. Sarah) b. Oct. 29, 1846 in Edgecombe Co., d. Feb. 13, 1923 
F: William P. GAY, b. Edgecombe Co. 
M: Beady OWENS, b. Edgecombe Co. 

Jim SHIRLEY, b. July 10, 1860 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 3, 1923; buried Beaman Cemetery 
F: ?? 

M: Martha SHIRLEY, b. Greene County 
Informant: Mrs. W. H. SHIRLEY 

Henry Clay TYSON (md. Louisa) b. Sept. 15, 1861 in Olds Twsp., d. Mar. 21, 1923 in Olds Twsp. 
F: William M. TYSON, b. Olds Twsp., Greene County 
M: Mary BRAND, b. Olds Twsp., Greene County 

Molly Harper COBB (md. James H.) b. Jan. 31, 1849 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 13, 1923 in Snow Hill 
F: Charles H. HARPER, b. Greene County 
M: Elizabeth WOOD, b. Greene County 

Elva Lillian MOORING, b. June 8, 1922 in Greene Co., d. May 17, 1923 Hookerton Twsp. 
F: J. Kinsey MOORING, b. Greene County 
M: Virginia D. BYRD, b. Greene County 

John COWARD (md. Bertha Eliz.) b. Mar. 4, 1857 Lenoir Co., d. May 23, 1923 Olds Twsp. in a 
F: Jim COWARD, b. Lenoir Co. Sawmill Accident 

M: Emily MO YE, b. Lenoir Co. 



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Millie RUFF, age 79, b. Speights Bridge, Greene Co., d. May 27, 1923 Speights Bridge 
F: ?? 

M: Allie SPEIGHT, b. Speights Bridge 

William H. JOHNSON (md. Nannie) b. Nov. 10, 1848 Lenoir Co., d. June 20, 1923 Hookerton, NC 
F: Charles G. JOHNSON, b. Lenoir County 
M: Sarah BUTTS, b. Pitt County 

Dora E. CARR (md. Titus W. CARR) b. 1850 in Beaufort Co., NC, d. July 12, 1923 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: Louis Gray LITTLE, b. NC 
M: Elizabeth EBORN 

Eugene STOCKS, age 2, b. Greene Co., d. Aug. 1, 1923 in Ormondsville Twsp. 
F: Fountain STOCKS, b. Pitt County 
M: Stella BAKER, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Sara GRIMSLEY, age 64, b. Pitt Co., d. Aug. 27, 1923 in Ormondsville Twsp. 
F: Mathew HAMILTON, b. Sampson Co., NC 
M: Peggy Ann HAMILTON, b. Pitt County 

Thelma HINSON, b. Sept. 5, 1902 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 20, 1923 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Jim HINSON, b. Greene County 
M: Maggie TYSON, b. Pitt County 

Ruth COBB (md. Zadock COBB Jr.) b. Dec. 13, 1905 Greene Co., d. Sept. 28, 1923 Carrs Twsp. 
F: John TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 
M: Nanie PARKER, b. Greene County 

Henry GURGANOUS, age 56, d. Sept. 21, 1923 Shine Twsp. 
F: William GURGANOUS, b. Beaufort County 
M: Focia GURGANOUS, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Lela P. ORMOND, b. Mar. 4, 1866 Greene Co., d. Oct. 3, 1923 in Hookerton, NC 
F: J. MENAN PATRICK, b. Greene County 
M: Bertie M. SMITH, b. Greene County 

James M. PARKER, age 47, b. Greene Co., d. Oct. 28, 1923 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: John T. PARKER b. Pitt County 
M: Louise DDCON, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Bennie WIGGINS, age 37, b. Greene Co., d. Oct. 12, 1923 in Shine Twsp. 
F: William GURGANUS, b. Greene County 
M: Focia/Pasia GURGANUS, b. Greene County 

William H. MOORE, b. Dec. 25, 1840 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 4, 1923 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Abram MOORE, b. Pitt County 
M: Elizabeth MOORE, b. Pitt County 

Rev. Joseph Thomas BUNDY, b. May 21, 1872 in Pitt Co., d. Dec. 23, 1923 Walstonburg, NC 

F: Noah BUNDY, b. Pitt County 

M: Sarah HELLAMS, b. Wayne Co., NC 

Benjamin Franklin Hardy, b. Dec. 26, 1839 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 17, 1924 in Hookerton Twsp. 
F: William HARDY, b. Greene County 
M: Rosa EDWARDS, b. Greene County 



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Harriet W, BYNUM (md. John) b. Aug. 21, 1840 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 26, 1924 Olds Twsp. 
F: Peter HJNES, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Mary E. MAY, b. Pitt County 

Noah Henry TURNAGE (md. Ava Gray) b. Feb. 24, 1866 Greene Co., d. Jan. 21, 1924 
F: Joseph TURNAGE, b. Greene County 
M: Nancy SUGG, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Sallie WAJNRIGHT (md. Hugh) b. Nov. 19, 1898 Pitt Co., d. Feb. 14, 1924 Ormondsville Twp. 
F: Syl. STOCKS, b. Pitt County 
M: Nancy DAIL, b. Pitt County 

Jesse R. HINSON (md. Nancy Jane) age 86, b. in Greene Co., d. Mar. 13, 1924 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: Jesse HINSON 
M: Sallie RADFORD 

Mrs. Apsley A. MOORE, b. Oct. 2, 1852 in Greene Co., d. May 7, 1924 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Isom JONES, b. Greene County 
M: Niny NICHOLS, b. Greene County 

William H. HUGHES [Div.] b. Feb. 7, 1860 in Greene Co., d. May 25, 1924 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Thomas HUGHES, b. Greene County 
M: Sarah SPEIGHT, b. Greene County 

Thomas William TUGWELL (md. Pennie) b. Dec. 30, 1867 Pitt Co., d. June 26, 1924 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Levi TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 
M: Lidda JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

Celie DERING (Single) age 73, b. Greene Co., d. June 3, 1924 in Speights Bridge Twsp. 
F: Dr. John R. DERING, b. Isle of Wight Co., Va. 
M: Nancy Howe SPEIGHT, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Alice LASSITER (md. T. N.) b. May 15, 1854 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 8, 1924 in Snow Hill, NC 
F: Archie FLANAGAN, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary BELL, b. Lenoir County 

Ferd JOHNSON (md. Verna May) b. Oct. 18, 1898 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 9, 1924 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Andrew JOHNSON, b. Greene County 
M: Alice PHILLIPS, b. Cabarrus Co., NC 

Churchwell Cleveland BELL, b. July 7, 1888 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 1, 1924 Bull Head Twsp. 
F: OUen BELL 
M: Julia SPIKES 

Walter S. TUGWELL (Single) b. Aug. 7, 1884 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 8, 1924 Olds Twsp. 
F: Levi TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 
M: Lydia TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Susan WOOTEN (md. W. H.) b. Feb. 5, 1850 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 10, 1924 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: Ben CARRAWAY, b. Greene County 
M: ??? 

Andrew GRIMSLEY (md. Luvenia) b. Jan. 7, 1847 in Greene Co., d. Dec. 21, 1924 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Theophilus GRIMSLEY, b. Greene County 
M: Mary STANCIL, b. Greene County 



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Will of Abram Cox, 1895 

Found in Pitt County, NC Will Book 3, p. 135; Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. This will, and 
probate record, was recorded and filed January 21, 1898 by E.A. Moye, Clerk Superior Court. 

Contributed by Janice Tripp Gurganus. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 
In the name of God Amen. 

I Abram COX of the county and state aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind do make and declare 
this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say: 
Item 1st It is my will and desire that my Executor hereinafter named shall give my body such suitable 
burial as she may deem proper and right, and shall pay all my just and honest debts out of the first moneys 
that may come into her hands from any part of my estate. 

Item 2nd I give devis and bequeath to my wife Martha L COX, my son Moody COX and my sister in law 
Mary A HADDOCK the tract of land known as the Home place, where I now live containing three hundred 
and thirty acres more or less, adjoining the lands of Lafayette COX, John W. CANNON and others, for and 
during their natural lives to live, occupy, and possess, as their home, so long as they or either of them shall 
live and at the death of the^ last surviving one of them to be equally divided between John B TRIPP, son of 
Joshua TRIPP, being the boy I raised, and Walter MCLAWHORN (sometimes called COX) and being the 
same reported to be my illegitimate son. To have and to hold after the death of my wife Martha L COX, my 
son Moody COX and my sister in law Mary A HADDOCK and each of them share and share alike unto 
them, their heirs and assigns forever. 

Item 3rd I give devise and bequeath to my wife Martha L. COX, all the balance of my property, that I 
shall die seized and possessed of, real, personal, and mixed, of all and singular and of kind, to have and to 
hold unto her the said Martha L COX her heirs and assigns forever 

Item 4th I hereby appoint my wife Martha L COX, Executrix of this my last will and testament without 
giving bond or security, to execute and administer the same in manner and form according to law. Hereby 
revoking and declaring void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made or any codecile thereto. 
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of the subscribing witness 
hereto, who in my presence of each other have signed the same at my request as witness hereto. 
This the 27th day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety five. 
J. A. SUGG Abram COX (Seal) 

Adrian SAVAGE 



Piety Tripp, Former Slave, 1885 

New Bern Daily Journal, Tues. Aug. 18, 1885 

Piety TRIPP, a slave, was purchased at New Berne twenty-six years ago. She had a son Eugene. 
After the evil custom of those times they fell to two different purchasers. The mother was taken to 
Mobile, Alabama, the son to New Orleans. The son after twenty-six years was in Mobile a few days 
ago and went to a New Berne gentleman's home to find out, if possible, where his mother was... 
The Republic says: 

"Eugene was met at the door by a New Berne young man who heard him relate the object of his 
visit. Mammy Jane, the old family servant, who is also from New Berne, was called upon for 
information. She met Eugene on the front gallery of the house, and upon seeing him exclaimed: 'Lor" 
bless my soul if dis ain't Eugene TRIPP.' Eugene was dumbfounded at being so addressed. Mammy 
Jane told Eugene that she recognized him from his resemblance to his mother. His mother is now Mrs. 
Piety STIRLING, and lives on the Eastern Shore, near Howard's Wharf. Eugene was delighted upon 
receipt of the news, and went over yesterday afternoon on the steamer Abita to introduce himself to 
his long lost mother." Wilmington Star. 



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Noah Joyner Family Reunion, 1903 

Found in the Eastern Reflector, Tues., Nov. 17, 1903. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Family Reunion 
Of the Joyner Family to be held in Pitt County 

Quite a remarkable family reunion will take place at Farmville in Pitt County this week in which 
Greensboro's press correspondent, Andrew JOYNER, will be an actor. 

He is next to the youngest one of nine children born to their parents, Dr. Noah JOYNER and Mrs. Emily 
WILLIAMS JOYNER. Of these nine, all are living except one of three sisters, Mrs. MALONE, who died at 
the age of 50 years, several years ago. 

At Farmville, beginning today, a church mission, to last until Sunday night will be conducted by four of 
the brothers, who are Episcopal ministers. Rev. John R. JOYNER, of the Diocese of Maryland (and who by 
the way organized St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro on his first charge). Rev. James JOYNER 
of Charleston, S.C., arch deacon of the Diocese of South Carolina and Rev. Francis JOYNER, arch deacon 
of the Raleigh Convocation of the Diocese of North Carolina. 

Another brother to be present is the oldest member of the family, Dr. Robert W. JOYNER, one of the 
leading physicians of Northampton county. Andrew JOYNER is the sixth son is too well known here to 
need any description. One of the most sacred features of this family reunion near the old country homestead 
in which this family was reared and from which they have scattered to all points of the compass, is that 
during the mission a church built to the memory of their parents, having had all the indebtedness paid off, 
will be consecrated by the bishop. These parents were members of the Episcopal church in a community 
that had little patience in their day with its ritual and norms, and now there is a flourishing congregation of 
Episcopalians, the result largely of the work of these devoted Christians fifty years ago. 

Of the sisters living, Mrs. Hattie PHELPS, wife of Rev. H. H. PHELPS, an Episcopal minister at Lenoir, 
spent last night here with her brother and left for Farmville this morning. The other sister is Miss Lucy 
JOYNER, who is the superintendent of a large church school near Washington. 

Rev. C. D. MALONE, husband of the sister who is dead, is a principal in this church school and does 
evangelical work in his convocation. 

Replying to the question as to why he was not a preacher too, Mr. Andrew JOYNER said that as the two 
girls married preachers, which rounded out six, he felt that he and his eldest brother, the doctor, could 
perform their mission in life without discredit to the others. 

Mr. JOYNER will leave tomorrow to participate in this almost sacred gathering together of a scattered 
family around the graves of their parents, ancestors, and kindred for three generations back. 
He has not seen one of his brothers in thirty two years. Three of them and his brother-in-law, fought in the 
civil war, all through too, leaving Chapel Hill when but boys at the first alarm. 
—Greensboro Telegram 11th. 



Green B. Letchworth's Remarkable Family, 1903 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., Nov. 3, 1903 

Mr. Greene B. LETCHWORTH, who lives with his daughter, Mrs. Allen CRAWFORD, 5 miles from 
Greenville, has a remarkable family. When he wants to count them all up he can use the figures of both 
hands seventeen times over to name them all. He is the father of 13 children, has 5 1 grandchildren, 66 great 
grandchildren and 28 great great grandchildren. Of his own children, 3 lived to be grown and 4 are now 
living. Of the grand and great grandchildren all are living but 4. 



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Ewell Supreme Court Case, 1913 

Supreme Court of North Carolina, Oct 8, 1913. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




Appeal from Superior Court, Pitt County; Judge Allen,. 
Suit by Parmella EWELL against M. M. EWELL and others for partition 
Verdict for plaintiff, and defendant M. M. EWELL appeals. Affirmed. 

This is an action for partition. J. J. EWELL died seized of the tract of land in question, and 
plaintiff alleges that he and his brother, Walter EWELL, are his sons and consequently were tenants in 
common of the land as his sole heirs. Defendant denies this allegation and avers that Charles EWELL 
was not the legitimate child of J. J. EWELL, although the two, Walter and Charles EWELL, were of the 
same mother, the wife of said EWELL. That J. J. EWELL and his wife had separated before Charles 
EWELL was begotten and continued to live apart until his birth, and, during the entire period of the 
separation, the wife lived in adultery with one Dr. BEST, who is the father of Charles EWELL; he having 
taken the name of his mother. The following Is the substance of the testimony: The defendant's testimony 
tended to show these facts: J. J. EWELL lived separate and apart from his wife; he spent his time in Martin 
county; his wife was unfaithful to him ; she was intimate with other men and she had been heard to say that 
Charles EWELL was not the son of her husband; another man recognized Charles as his son, made presents 
to him, called him son, and Charles called the other man "daddy." The plaintiffs testimony tended to show 
these facts: J. J. EWELL did not live separate and apart from his wife; while it was true he spent much of 
his time in Martin county, he left his neighborhood in Pitt county because he was charged with committing 
some criminal offense for which he feared he might be arrested; he had opportunity of access to his wife; 
he spent some of his time in the neighborhood in which she lived; he had been seen at the house in which 
she lived about the time that Charles must have been begotten; he made shingles in a swamp within a mile 
of his wife; he sent to her provisions for her support; he employed a midwife for his wife when Charles was 
born and paid the fees. The plaintiff also introduced testimony tending to show that Charles was bora about 
the time fixed in the family record, and defendant's testimony tended to show that he was bora at a different 
time. Upon the issue of paternity It appears, therefore, that there was conflicting evidence, and it was 
submitted to the jury to find the fact as to the legitimacy of Charles EWELL; the court instructing the jury 
that there is a presumption of legitimacy, Charles having been born during the marriage of the EWELLs, 
and placing the burden upon the defendant to rebut it by showing impotency or nonaccess. The plaintiff 
Parmelia EWELL is the child of Charles EWELL, who is dead, and claims his interest from him as his heir. 
The defendant M. M. EWELL claims under Walter EWELL. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the 
plaintiff, and defendant M. M. EWELL appealed. 

F. C. HARDING and Harry SKINNER, both of Greenville, for appellant JARVIS & WOOTEN 
and P. G. JAMES & Son, of Greenville, for appellee. 

We conclude that the Judge was right in leaving the matter to the jury, as an open question of fact, 
with a correct instruction as to the presumptions of the law and a proper caution as to how to deal with the 
evidence. 

There are two questions of evidence which require our notice. The plaintiff offered to introduce a 
copy of the entry in the family Bible of the EWELLs showing the birth of Charles EWELL and its date. If 
age, time and place of birth and death, are not In themselves questions of pedigree or genealogy, they may 
be connected therewith in such way as to render declarations concerning them admissible. They may be 
material circumstances from which an inference may fairly be drawn as to a person's paternity, as, for 
example, whether A. is the son of B., and any one of them alone may have this force as proof. But entries in 
family Bibles or other family records are not the only source from which we may legally obtain this kind of 
proof. Hearsay, or, as it is generally termed, reputation, Is admissible in all questions of pedigree. And the 
phrase "pedigree" embraces not only descent and relationship but also the facts of birth, marriage, and 
death and the times when these events happened. The entry of a deceased parent or other relative, made in a 
Bible, family missal, or any other book, or document or paper, stating the fact and date of the birth, 
marriage, or death, of a child or relative, is regarded as the declaration of such parent or relative in a matter 
of pedigree. Correspondence of deceased members of the family, recitals in family deeds, descriptions in 



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wills, and other solemn acts are original evidence where the oral declarations of the parties are admissible. 
Inscriptions on tombstones and other funeral monuments, engravings on rings, inscriptions on family 
portraits, charts of pedigree, and the like are also admissible, as original evidence of the same facts. 

The original entry being competent, an authentic copy of it, when the original has been lost or 
destroyed, must also be. We presume that the Judge found as a fact that the original was lost; the copy 
therefore was admissible as secondary evidence, for the general rule applies. The testimony of 
Emily EWELL as to the manner in which Charles EWELL, her husband, made the copy, which was offered 
in evidence, from the family Bible is not very satisfactory. She does not say that the copy is a perfect or 
even a true one, but we cannot say there is not sufficient evidence to sustain the finding that the copy is a 
correct transcript of the original. The court gave the defendant another chance as to this matter by 
submitting it to the Jury and instructing them that they must find that the paper contained a true copy of the 
entry before using it as evidence upon the question of the legitimacy of Charles EWELL. There can be no 
doubt of the relevancy of the evidence to prove this fact. The copy, therefore, was properly admissible. 

The plaintiff also proposed to prove that there had been a parol partition of the land between the 
defendants M. M. EWELL and Charles EWELL for the purpose of showing that Charles EWELL had been 
recognized as the legitimate heir of J. J. EWELL, and we do not see why it was not competent for this 
purpose as- an admission or recognition by defendant of this fact of conduct on his part from which the 
Jury might infer the legitimacy at least in connection with the other facts and circumstances. The plaintiff 
did not rely on the partition as valid and proof of her title to one-half of the land but solely for the purpose 
first stated. The evidence was properly admitted. We find no error in the case after careful examination. 

No error. 



Major Benjamin May's Cuff Links 

Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 28, 1909 

A Memento of Revolutionary Days 
Monday Mr. R S. MAY showed us a Christmas present he had received which he prizes very highly. 
It was a pair of solid silver, linked cuff buttons, of a very old pattern. On one end of each button was 
engraved the letter "B." and on the other the letter "M," these being the initials of Major Benjamin 
MAY, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and the great-great-grandfather of the present 
owner of the buttons. Thus the buttons are known to be more than a century and a quarter old. They 
have been handed down as an heirloom through the succeeding generations, and were given to Mr. R. 
S. MAY this Christmas because his name was nearer like that of his distinguished ancestor than any 
other living descendant. 



Frank Rogerson Disappeared, 1883 

News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 24, 1883 
From the Tarboro Guide 

Sometime in July last Frank ROGERSON, a respectable and well-to-do farmer, living five miles from 
Greenville, disappeared from home. A few days previous to this he had a small shot-gun difficulty 
with a neighbor about a common ditch. The neighbor took out a warrant for his arrest, but he could 
not be found. No attempt was made to find him, it being thought that he had gone away to evade the 
consequences of the difficulty, and his absence had ceased to be remarked upon. On last Saturday, 
while Bob JAMES was hunting squirrels in Mr. John CHERRY'S woods, three miles from 
Greenville, his foot caught on something and looking down he was horrified to find the bleached 
bones of a human skeleton entangled in the remnants of a suit of clothes. A knife with a rusty, bloody 
blade laid near the dead man. 



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The Man Who Dug His Own Gravc.Lewis Abner Edwards (1868-1958) 

Contributed to the Quarterly by Sheryl Cayton. 

OS 

Lewis Abner Edwards was born April 6, 1868 in Clayroot, Pitt County and died April 24, 1958, the 
son of William T. Edwards and his wife Lovey Smith. Lewis was born and died in the house his 
grandfather, William O. Edwards built. William O. Edwards came from Blount's Creek area of Beaufort 
County and settled in Clayroot, Pitt County in 1845, having purchased 251 acres from Ransom Buck. 

Lewis Abner Edwards never married because his Mother on her deathbed made him promise to 
never marry. He worked as a farmer and was an ingenious woodworker and carpenter. From surviving 
family pieces, Lewis made such pieces as a drop-leap desk, corner curio cabinets with unique spools 
covering the metal rods holding mem together, wardrobes, bird houses and swings, chairs and rockers for 
the front porch. He was also quite creative having cut decorative gingerbread and heart and diamond 
pattern railings around the porch of his house and painted a decorative rug on the floor in the guest 
bedroom. Lewis was always working on something, having built such things around his house such as a 
large cement fish pond with red brick siding and a "flower house" out of glass and brick. The most 
unusual thing he made were coffins out of Kelvinator appliance crates. 

My parents, Dan Elworth Roach and Doris (Boyd) Roach his wife, were considered by Lewis Abner 
Edwards as his family. We lived in an old house that was once the kitchen to the William T. Edwards 
house that had been moved next door. Our family called Lewis Abner Edwards "Uncle Lewis" and from 
my memory Uncle Lewis had no teeth, no hair, smoked a pipe and was not adverse to drinking 
moonshine. He was a member of Timothy Christian Church at Gardnersville, Pitt County. He loved us 
children and let us have free range inside his house and let us ride our bikes up and down his long porch. 
When he got too old to drive, my parents and we children (Patsy, Bobby and Sheryl) would all pile in the 
car and pick up his lady friend, Miss Nina Smith and would go out for Sunday lunch and an afternoon 
ride topped off with ice cream. 

There is a family cemetery on the farm where Lewis lived. Most of it is covered in cement, which he 
did himself. Lewis dug his own grave sometime before his death and had a liner of marble installed in it. 
He picked out his own tombstone and had the information and Masonic emblem carved onto it. I 
remember as a child that when Uncle Lewis died in 1958 the hearse brought his coffin to the cemetery 
and Masonic members with hats with tassels crossed swords up in the air to carry his coffin underneath 
to the grave. Uncle Lewis was a wonderful man and this is my memory of someone who had no one 
because of a promise he made, and we became the beloved children he never had. 




William O. Edwards House 



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Barrow Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, 
NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 

♦*♦ 



Afford, C. T. (25) Edmond Alford & Jane 

Barrow, Lucy (18) David or Daniel? Barrow & Mary 

Dec. 30, 1 89 1 . Belvoir. T. H. Barnhill, Min. 

C. J. Harris, J. M. James, David H. Nobles 

Barrow, Barney (40) Franklin Barrow & Sallie 
Owens, Sarah (24) Thos. Owens & Fannie 

Dec. 5, 1899. Greenville twsp. L. A. Mayo, JP 

Jos. Norris, Calvin Dunn 

Barrow, D. C. (50) ng 
Fleming, Emily (40) ng 

Sept. 26, 1897. Belvoir. E. D. Hathaway 

W. E. Moore, J. S. Harris 

Barrow, Henry (2 1 ) Bennett Barrow & Sarah J. 

Green, Delia (19) James Green & Sallie Ann Bexley 

Dec. 6, 1 890. Chicod. R. J. Chapman, JP 
John Powell, Claud Chapman, Frank Powell 

Barrow, J. W. (25) J. W. Barrow & Selie 

Weathersbee, Maggie (25) ng & Martha Weathersbee 
Sept. 12, 1888. Pactolus. McG. Holliday 
S. I. Fleming, J. P. Belcher, J. S. Bradford 

Barrow, Jacob (22) Bennett Barrow & s. J. 

Stokes, Isabella (37) D. Phillips & Mary 

Mar. 22, 1895. Swift Creek. I. K. Worthington 
W. C. Sanders, J. B. Barrow, E. D. B. 

Barrow, James (24) James Barrow & Celia 
Corbitt, Delia (24) A. J. Corbitt & Polly 

Dec. 10, 1879. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

Barrow, Jesse (23) Bennett Barrow & Jane 

Jarrel, Etha (20) Wm. Jarrell & Jane 

Dec. 20, 1893. Swift Creek. I. K. Wetherington 
L. A. Edwards, Bessie Witheringon, S. E. Weth. 



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Barrow, [Burrus?] T. E. (3 1) Q. Barrow & Mary 
Tyson, Lucy (25) Seth Tyson & ng 

May 12, 1897. Farmville. L. J. Holden 

Frank. Davis, B. P. Harper 

Martin, John W. (27) Ashley Martin & Caroline 
Barrow, Bessie L. (1 8) D. C. Barrow & Mary 
Dec. 26, 1897. Belvoir. S. A. Cotten 
N. B. Dawson, E. L. Dawson, H. G. Brown 

Parker, Rufus A. (23) Hardy G. Parker & Sarah 
Barrow, Mary (23) James Barrow & Sallie M. 

Feb. 23, 1881. Belvoir. A. A. Tyson 
E. T. Crawford, T. A. Thigpen, C. J. H. Standi 

Pollard, Benj . R (25) RE. Pollard & Matilda 
Barrow, Tabitha L. (24) James Barrow & Celia 

Dec. 19, 1878. Belvoir. J. H. Jenkins, Min. 

David C. Barrow, J. R Randolph, Wiley Parker 

Sparrow, Jarry or Jassy? (19) Isaac Sparrow & Jane 
Barrow, Sarah (17) Joseph Barrow & Eliza 

Feb. 24, 1876. Swift Creek. Wm. R Wine, Min. 

W. J. Baker, J. T. Brock, Stephen R Brock 



Charles Harris Jr. Dead, 1897 

King's Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., June 1 1, 1897 

ALMOST A CENTENARIAN 
Died, at his home about eight miles from Greenville, on Thursday, June 3rd, 1897, Charles 
HARRIS, aged ninety six years. Mr. HARRIS was a good citizen and lived at peace with all men. He 
was sober, moral and attendede to his own affairs, was honored and respected by all. For sixty years 
he had been a consistent member of the church and obeyed its laws. He lived and died near his 
birthplace. He was very probably the oldest man in the county. His last words were: Let my children 
live well, I must go." 

He was the father of fourteen children, most of whom are living and good citizens. He was thrice 
married. He was buried in the family graveyard on his farm, under the spreading branches of a large 
mulberry tree, more than 150 years old. Impressive funeral services were held. 

The family was noted for longevity and quiet lives. Mr. HARRIS' father lived to the advanced 
age of 108 years. His brother Spencer died two years ago, aged 98 years. 

The family have many revolutionary and Mexican war relics. Uncle Charley furnished four brave 
sons for the defense of "Southern Rights" in the civil war. One fell at Manassas, one died at Point 
Caswell, one at Los Angeles, Cal.; the other is still living in this county. 



Hearne Family Shooting, 1885 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 11, 1885 
On Sunday last, a little eight year old son of Mr. H. R. HEARNE, who lives in Belvoir township was 
playing with his father's pistol when the weapon was accidentally discharged, the ball striking a little 
son of the late Mr. John R. ROLLINS, in the hip, inflicting a painful wound. The ball narrowly 
missed Mrs. HEARNE, who was standing near her little boy when the pistol was fired. 



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Bible Records 



Reuben Staton Manning Bible Record 

This record was taken from a poor photocopy of the original bible pages. The frontpiece shows the 
Bible to be stereotyped by James Conner, New York and published by The Brattleboro' Bible 
Company, Peck, Steen & Co., agents, [PLACE TOO FAINT] 1832. This record was graciously lent 
to the editor to put into the Quarterly by Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

BIRTHS 

[TOO FAINT] R S. Manning the Son of Reuben & Sarah his wife was bornd the 17 of Oct. 1805? 

Elizabeth P. Howell the daughter of Whitney & G atsy? his wife was Bornd May the 1 8 [TOO 

FAINT] 

Martha Phillips the daughter of Jackson and Amanda Phillips was born in Hickman Co Tenn the 7th 
March AD 1843 

Lisbon, the Son of J. A. and Martha Manning was born in Ashley Co. Ark the 30th Sept. 1 857? 
Amanda Imogene the daughter of J. A. and Martha Manning was born in Ashley Co. Ark the 7th Nov 
AD 1862 

Jameson M annin g the Son of J A & Martha Manning wase born the 27th January AD 1 867 near Holly 
Springs Mississippi 

Lisbon Thomas Manning the son of Reuben and Elizabeth his wife was born December the 5 in the 
year of our Lord 1832 

Jimason Ashbell Manning the Son of Reuben S. Manning and Elizabeth his wife wase bornd July the 
10..1834 

Theldred Phesenton Manning the Sun of R. S. Manning & Elizabeth his wife wase bornd May- June 
the 5. 1836 

Sarah Whitney Manning the Daughter of R S. Marring & Elizabeth his wife wase Bornd the 21th of 
Feb 1838 

Vannoy Hartrog the Son of R S. Manning & Elizabeth his wife wase Bornd the 26 of July 1839 
Sarah Ann Whitney Manning the Daughter of Reuben & Elizabeth his wife wase Borned Sept 8th — 
1841 

Elizabeth Jourdain Manning the Daughter of Reuben & Elizabeth his wife wase Borned [July?? ]rd 

1843 

Eliad Sadoc Manning the Son of R S. Manning and Elizabeth his wife wase bornd the 22 Day of June 
1845 

Isabella Josephine Manning the Daughter of R. S. Manning and Elizabeth his wife wase bornd the 
1 2th Day of January 1 847 

Marietta Coakley Staton Manning the Daughter of R S Manning and Elizabeth his wife was born the 
24 of December 1848 

Elderado Pizarro Albritton the son of Howell and Adline his wife was bora 26th Feby 1849 
MARRIAGES 

Ruben S. Manning and Elizabeth. D. Howell wase Joind togueather in matri money in the year of our 
Lord 1831 Feb the 24 

Thomas Howell and Elizabeth. E. Cherry wase Joind togueather in matrimony in the year of our Lord 
1833 January the 3 

Thomas Howell Departed this life 29th July- 1844 

J. A. Manning and Martha Phillips was married in Holly Springs Miss the 26th day of July AD 1852 
T. P. Manning and Kiddie A Barber was married in DeSoto Co Miss the 18th day of December AD 
1856 

Vannoy H Manning and Mary Z Wallace was married in Desoto Co Miss the 3rd day of May AD 
1859 

John G Wallace and Sarah A W Manning was married the 3rd day of May AD 1859 in Desoto Co 
Miss 

James H McCain and Elizabeth J Manning was married the 7 day of Jany AD 1860 in Memphis Tenn 



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Vannoy Hartrog Manning 
DEATHS 

Reuben Manning the son of Marcum Departed this Life the 16. July 183 1 
[Next record too faint] 
[Next record too faint] 
[Next record too faint] 

Thomas Howell the son of Whitney Howell and Sarah his wife Departed this life July 29th 1 844 (ON 

SIDE — Brother of Elizabeth D. Howell Manning wife of Reuben Staton Manning) 

Elizabeth D. Manning Departed this life the 26th Feb 1849 Aged 3 1 years 9 months & 2 Days 

Endory? Manning Departed this Life 22nd Oct 1854 ade 45 years 6 mo 13 Days 

Reuben Staten Manning departed this life the 24th day of Feby A D 1859 Interred DeSoto County 

Miss age 50 yrs 4 mos 7 days 

Amanda Imogene Manning departed this life the 2nd day of Oct A.D. 1 863 Aged 1 months and 25 
days. 

Vannoy Hartrog Manning Died Branchville, Md. November 3 1892 

Sarah Ann Whitney (Manning) Wallace Died near Memphis Tenn, Febry—1893 



Roach Family Bible 

This record was taken from a photocopy of the original bible pages. The frontpiece shows the Bible to 
be printed and published by M. Carey & Son, 1818. It is obvious that an earlier bible record was 
copied into this bible. The line divisions are exactly as they appear in the bible record. This record 
was graciously lent to the editor to put into the Quarterly by Sheryl Cayton. 

BIRTHS 

Charles Roach April 20th 1775 
John Roach June 15th 1776 
Reuben Roach July 28th 1778 

Children of John Roach 
Jack Roach August 26th 1796. 
Polly Roach August 18th 1798 
Charles Roach February 14th 1800 

Charles Roach October the 1st 1744 
Polly his wife December 27th 1777 
Children of Charles & Polly Roach 
David Roach May 20th 1800 
Hannah Roach August 28th 1801 
James Roach July 5th 1803 
Sally Roach March 8th 1805 
Sam G Z Roach April 15th 1807 
James M Roach January 10th 1809 
Nancy Roach April 2 1 st 1 8 1 
Lovey Adams November 27th 1804 
Sallev Adams November 19th 1806 
Polly Roach May the 6th 1 827 
Betsy Roach April 23d 1828 
Lewezar Roach April 10th 1829 
David S Roach March 18th 1839 
Lovev Roach July 22nd 1832 
Nansey Roach April 18th 1834 
Sally Jane Roach Sept 28th 1835 
Charles M Roach June 13th 1837 
Katharine Roach August 13th 1838 



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James Bryant Roach June 29th 184(1?) 

Polly Fornes June 24th 1828 

John Fornes April 20th 183 1 

Selliney Fornes May 27th 1833 

Sarah Fornes June 14th 1835 

Jessey Turner Fornes August 25th 1837 

Ann Elizabeth Fornes Febuary 10th 1840 

Lydia Ann Marah Fornes March 1 8th 1 842 

Bryant W Fornes June 12 1844 

Lacy A Fornes March 3 1847 

Sarah Jane Fornes April 14 1849 

Emely Elenor Fornes Sep 20 1852 

Martha Ann Alis Fornes born May 19th 1 854 

William Spencer Roach Deed 27th 1849 
Albert Israel Roach 

Births Births 

Polly Rpch May 6th 1827 
Elizabeth Roach April 23d 1828 
Lewiza Roach April 10th 1829 
David Sumers Roach March 1830 (1?) 
Lovey Roach July 22nd 1832 
Nancy Roach April 18th 1834 
Sally Jane Roach Sept 28th 1835 
Charles M Roach June 13th 1837 
Katharine Roach August 13th 1838 
James B Roach June 29th 1841 
William S Roach Deed 27th 1842 
Lewis Churchel Roach May 24th 1 847 
Raymon F Roach September 25 1 849 
Ramon F Roach Sept 25th 
Albert Israel Roach Augt 2. 185 1 
Emily F. Roach born July 6th 1 872 
Lvdia C. Roach born May 12th. 1874 . 
John F. Roach born September 19th 1876 
Clara G Roach borne April 26 1879 

MARRIAGES 

Charles Roach and Elizabeth his wife May the 12th 1774 
John Roach and Anthoret his wife July the 9th 1795 
Charles Roach and Polly his wife November 20th 1799 
James Roach and Lewizar his wif October the 3 1st 1 824 
James Roach and Sarah his wif Febuary the 2nd 1826 
Alfred Chapman and Lovey his wife April 3d 1826 
Sam J Roach and wife Sarah Deed 2nd 1835 
William Gaskins an Lidia his wife April 2 1 st 1 836 
Lewis Smith & Clarissa his wife May 21 1837 
Louisa Roach and Levi Way[IN FOLD] January 28th 1845 
John R Vincent and Polly his wife November the 1st 1 850(6?) 
Sarah J. Roach and William A Lancaster January the 8th 1857 
Catharine Roach and Silvester Cox January the 15th. 1857 
Elizabeth Roach and Berry Nelson June the 1 1th. 1857 
Susan . A. Lancaster and David S Roach June the 9th. 1859 
William S Roach and Catherine his wife Feb 10 187[0?] 



Albert Israel Roach and Lizzie Edwards his wife 



BIRTHS of Negroes 

Hollon Febuary 25th 1795 

John October the 7th 1810 

Sopha December the 28th 1813 

Mortimore June 22nd 1816 

Eliza Mar the 12th 1825 

Jarvis August the 5th 1827 

Noah Febuary th 2nd 1 829 

Harriet September 5th 1829 

Peter March 1827 

David May 1829 

Quincy January 1832 

Sam December 14 1833 

Silva Jane January 14 1834 

Charity March the 3d 1836 

Athoney September 2nd 1836 

Fanney April 14th 1838 

Ann Meriah January 24th 1840 

Franiy? of? J Wiggins October 15 1841 

Samuel Wiggins Was Bonde July 16 1838 

Joseph April 13th 1842 

John Sept 22nd 1843 

Shaddy Born June 22nd 1845 

Write July 25th 1846 

Polly Roach August 13th 1825 
Lewizar Roach September 20th 1827 

Births of Negroes 
Purlina May 23d 1847 
Mary Lize Jun 1849 
Hiram Septem 1850 
Lurane July 1851 
Mary November 1852 
Rose Annan October 13 1853 
Lanie born August, 1 854 
Ann born May 3d 1855 



Joseph R. Manning Bible Record 

These records were transcribed from the original bible published in 1868 as the Cambridge Edition by 
Claxton, Remson & Haffelfinger, 819 & 821 Market Street [City?]. This was the family bible of 
Joseph R. Manning and wife Vada of Robersonville, NC. Mrs. Vada Manning died in 1968 and no 
one in the family wanted this old bible and several others and they were saved and taken home by her 
grandson, Harold Lawrence Manning of BetheL NC. The bible record was graciously lent to the 
editor to put into the Quarterly by Harold Lawrence Manning of Bethel, NC. 

Marriages 

This Certifies the rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between 

Joseph R. Manning of Robersonville and Vada F. Andrews of Robersonville, N.C. on the 17th of Jan. 1900 
at S. L. Andrews by Elder M. T. Lawrence 

Thomas B. Hughes of Robersonville and Lillie Inez Manning of Robersonville, N.C. were married on the 
3rd of April, 1920 at Weldon, N. C. by Rev. J. G. Blaylock 



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Harold L. Manning of Robersonville and Lila James Wynne of Bethel N.C. were married on the 15th 
August 1933 at Fort Pierce, Fla. 

Births 

Lily Inez Manning, daughter of Joseph R. and his wife Vada F. Manning, was bora Jan. 9, 1901. 
Robert Espy Manning son of Joseph R. and his wife Vada F. Manning, was bora August 12, 1903 
Luvenia Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph R. and his wife Vada F. Manning, was born July 15, 1905. 
Ashley Benton Andrews, son of Joseph R. and his wife Vada Manning, was bora August 28, 1908. 
Harold Lawrence Outterbridge, son of Joseph R. and his wife Dec 31,1911. 
Joseph Andrews, son of J. R. and his wife, Vada M was bora July 28, 1913. 
Elton Wace son of J. R. and his wife, Vada M was born, May 14, 1915. 
Harold Laurence Jr. Son of Harold L. & Lila Manning [Private] 
Robert Jasper son of H. L. & Lila Wynne Manning [Private] 

Edith Manning Hughes daughter of Thos. B. and his wife Lily Inez Hughes, was born Jan. 2, 1921. 
Thomas Boyles Hughes Jr. son of Thos. B. and his wife Lily Inez Hughes was born Oct. 25, 1923. 
Edwin Holt Hughes, son of Thos. B. and his wife Lily Inez Hughes was born March 19th 1925 —at 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Wynona Fidelia Hughes, dau. of Thos. B. and his wife Lily Inez Hughes was born November 20th 1927 
Robt. Kyle son of Thos. B. and his wife Lily Inez Hughes was born [TORN] 1933— at Wilmington, N.C. 

Deaths 

Luvenia Elizabeth Manning died May 28, 1907 (Tuesday at 10 pm 

Ashley Benton Andrews Manning died, May 28, 1909 Friday at 7_a. m 

Joseph Andrews son of J. R. and his wife Vada F. Manning died Feb 15, 1914. Sun at 6 am 

Robert Espe Manning son of J. R. & his wife Vade, died Aug 7, 1941 close to 12 oclock. noon. 

J. R. Manning died Dec 12, 1929, close to nine oclock, a.m. 

Lillie Inez Manning Hughes died June 20th 1953 

Vada Andrews Manning died Tuesday December 10, 1968 

Thomas Boyles Hughes, Jr. died 

Edith Hughes Huggins died June 10, 1995 (son of Vada & J. R.) 
Harold Laurence Manning, Sr. 10 Jun 1995 



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Queries 



I am trying to find M. D. "Blanche" FORBES, born Sept. 29, 1859, according to a family bible started 
by her grandfather Alfred FORBES (1806-1847). She is believed to be the daughter of John Evans 
FORBES (183 1-1900). Family legend asserts that John Evans FORBES changed his name to Walter 
S. HANRAHAN during the War between the States and relocated to Porterville, California. His 
daughter Blanche FORBES went to California to join him between 1870-1880. She later married Lee 
CARRINGTON and lived at least until 1934. 
—Bob FORBES; 8023 Newtown Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173-9398 
E-mail: bforbes@carolina.rr.com 

I am searching for any information on Absalom COX, my great-great grandfather. He was born in 1791, 
possibly in Pitt County. He married in Craven County, NC in 1813 to Argent COOPER. Previously, he 
had served in the military for approximately one month and had enlisted in Pitt Co. I believe he served 
under Capt. Redding SHIPP. At any rate he moved with his family and appears first on the Jasper Co. 
GA census of 1820. Is he related to any of these Cox's in these marriage records? 
(Craven County NC Marriage Bonds, Vol. 1, p.74.) 
Longfield Cox to Nancy Isler, April 9, 1793. 

Longfield Cox to Eliza Hope Borden, Jan. 26, 1805. Bondsman: Sam. Simpson. 

Lewis Cox to Celia Carmack, Sept. 27, 1811. 

William Cox to Mary West, Dec. 20, 1811. Bondsman: John Cox. 

Absalom Cox to Argent Cooper, April 19, 1813. 

Isaac B. Cox to Alscey Jones, Feb. 2, 1814. 

-Davis GRIFFITH-COX 
E-mail: griffithhomeplace@att.net 

William Henry BROWN (Aug. 1836-March 1865) who married Julia HOWARD, was my great-great 
grandfather. His son, James Samuel BROWN, born 186 land died in Lenoir County, NC. I don't know 
where they were born? Did they come from another county other than Pitt County? 
--Marguerite MARTIN, 115 Elizabeth Dr., Manteo, NC 27954 
E-mail: mb.martin@earthlink.net 

I am searching for a Will or Deed proving that Abram COX was the father of Thomas COX. Abram COX 
died in Pitt County in 1 862. 

— Kinsey MASON, 222 Chadwick Circle, Macon, GA 31210-8835 478-47 1-6435 
E-mail: middlegajudo@gmail.com 

I am seeking any information on the ancestry of William BEDDARD (b. ca. 1740) married Mary TYSON, 
dau. of Moses TYSON, Jr. of Pitt County. They had a son Noah BEDDARD (b. ca. 1792). Who were their 
other children? I am also seeking the parents of Moses BEDDARD (b. ca. 1800) of Pitt County who 

married Elizabeth (b. ca, 1812-d. by 1860) Their children were: William, Mary Ann, Priscilla, 

Arsena and Martha Jane BEDDARD. 

--Sandra MOORE, 2121 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27703-5707 919-598-9092 
E-mail: good2bequeen@nc.rr.com 

I am searching for anyone with the surname DUFF between the years 1760-1775 in North Carolina. There 
is a Philip DUFF, b. ca. 1778 in Greenville, NC OR SC, died in 1836 in Illinois, possibly the son of James 
DUFF. Children of Philip Duff were: Hiram (b. 1799), Ann, Asahel (b. 1802), Alfred (b. 1804), William (b 
1810), Isaac (b. 181 1), Lydia (b. 1815), John (b. 1817), and Andrew Duncan DUFF, (b. 1820). 
— Merrilyn MCCOURT, 7927 Prather Rd. SW, Centralia, WA 98531 360-273-8 161 
E-mail: merrilyn_mccourt@copper.net 



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INDEX 



Adams, Lovey 26 

Adams, Salley 26 

Albritton, B. G 7,8 

Albritton, Elderado Pizarro 25 

Albritton, Howell 25 

Albritton, James C 10 

Albritton, Luke 6 

Alford, C. T 23 

Alford, Edmond 23 

Allen, Col 1 

Allen, Gideon 12 

Allen, Kate E 13 

Andrews, S. L 28 

Andrews, Vada F 28 

Askew, Captain 1 

Baker, Apslie 14 

Baker, Stella 16 

Baker, W. J 24 

Barber, Kiddie A., 25 

Barnhill, T. H., Rev 23 

Barrow, Barney 23 

Barrow, Bennett 23 

Barrow, Bessie L 24 

Barrow, David C 23, 24 

Barrow, David 23 

Barrow, Franklin 23 

Barrow, Henry 23 

Barrow, J. B 23 

Barrow, J. W 23 

Barrow, Jacob 23 

Barrow, James 23, 24 

Barrow, Jesse 23 

Barrow, Joseph 24 

Barrow, Lucy 23 

Barrow, Mary 24 

Barrow, Sarah 24 

Barrow, Tabitha L 24 

Beardsley, Jackyan 10 

Beardsley, James Henry S 10 

Beardsley, L. P 8, 10, 12 

Beardsley, L. W 10 

Beddard, Moses 30 

Beddard, Noah 30 

Beddard, William 30 

Belcher, J. P 23 

Bell, Churchwell Cleveland 17 

Bell, Josephs 10, 11 

Bell, Mary 17 

BelLOllen 17 

Bell, Sarah L 10 

Bell, Willie 6 

Bennett, Silas 2 

Benton, David W 3 

Best, Dr 20 

Bexley, Sally Ann 23 

Blackledge, Mary 4 



Blackledge, William S 4 

Blaylock, J. G., Rev 28 

Blow, William J 7, 12 

Bowen, E. D 15 

Bowen, Miss 15 

Boyd, Doris 22 

Boyd, John 11 

Bradford, J. S 23 

Brand, Mary 15 

Brand, Pennie 15 

Brock, J. T 24 

Brock, Stephen R, 24 

Brooks, Francis 6 

Brooks, Franklin 5 

Brown, Benjamin 11 

Brown, H. G 24 

Brown, James Samuel 30 

Brown, Jeremiah 4 

Brown, Jessee P 12 

Brown, John J 12 

Brown, Mary 4 

Brown, William Henry 30 

Bryan, William P 8 

Bryant, Green 4 

Bryant, Nancy 4 

Bryant, William P 12 

Buck, Ransom 22 

Bullock, William S 12 

Bundy, Joseph Thomas, Rev 16 

Bundy, Noah 16 

Burroughs, Q 24 

Burroughs, T. E 24 

Butts, Penina 14 

Butts, Sarah 16 

Bynum, Allen 12 

Bynum, Harriet W 17 

Byrd, Virginia D 15 

Cannon, Caleb 8, 10, 11 

Cannon, John W 18 

Carr, DoraE 16 

Carr, Titus W 16 

Carraway, Ben 17 

Carraway, Nannie, Mrs 14 

Carraway, William 14 

Carrington, Lee 30 

Caswell, Gen 1 

Cayton, Sheryl 22, 26 

Chapman, Alfred 27 

Chapman, Claud 23 

Chapman, Jesse 9 

Chapman, Polly 9 

Chapman, R J 23 

Cherry, Elizabeth E 25 

Cherry, Henry 3 

Cherry, J. S 8 

Cherry, John 21 



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INDEX 



Cherry, June, Mrs 5, 7, 13 

Cherry, Katherine 3 

Cherry, Lamb 3 

Cherry, Lemuel 13 

Cherry, Milia 3 

Cherry, Phenie P 7 

Cherry, T.R 8 

Cherry, William Louis 13 

Cobb, Beckie 14 

Cobb, Emily 10 

Cobb, George Washington 15 

Cobb, Kinchen 15 

Cobb, Molly Harper 15 

Cobb, Ruth 16 

Cobb, Stephen 10 

Cobb, Zadock, Jr 16 

Congleton, James R 12 

Cooper, Argent 30 

Corbett, A 11 

Corbett, Adams 9 

Corbitt, A. J 11,23 

Corbitt, Delia 23 

Corbitt, Elizabeth 7 

Corbitt, Walter 7 

Cory, John G. H 12 

Cotten, S. A 24 

Coward, Jim 15 

Coward, John 15 

Cox, Abram 18, 30 

Cox, Absalom 30 

Cox, Calvin 7 

Cox, Lafayette 18 

Cox, Martha L 18 

Cox, Moody 18 

Cox, Thomas 8, 30 

Crawford, Allen, Mrs 19 

Crawford, E. T 24 

Dail, Nancy 17 

Daniel, W. B 8 

Davenport, Telitha 12 

Davenport, William M. G 12 

Davis, Frank 24 

Dawson, E. L 24 

Dawson, N. B 24 

Dering, Celie 17 

Dering, John R, Dr 17 

Dickson, E. D 2 

Dilda, Benjamin 9 

Dixon, John C 1 1 

Dixon, Louise 16 

Duff, Alfred 30 

Duff, Andrew Duncan 30 

Duff, Isaac 30 

Duff, James 30 

Duff, John 30 

Duff, Philip 30 



Duff, William 30 

Dunn, Calvin 23 

Dupree, Lewis B 9 

Eborn, Elizabeth 8, 16 

Eborn, William B 8 

Edmundson, Thomas 10 

Edwards, L. A 23 

Edwards, Lewis Abner 22 

Edwards, Lizzie 28 

Edwards, Robert 9 

Edwards, Rosa 16 

Edwards, Thomas A 10 

Edwards, Thomas 9 

Edwards, William 22 

Edwards, William T 21 

Ellis, Maggie 14 

Evans, Alexander 4 

Evans, John 11 

Evans, William J 10 

Ewell, Charles 20,21 

Ewell, Emily 20 

Ewell, J. J 20,21 

Ewell, M. M 20,21 

Ewell, Parmelia 20 

Ewell, Walter 20 

Farmer, John 14 

Farmer, Patsey 14 

Flanagan, Archie 17 

Flanekin, A. H 9 

Flanekin, Archibald 9, 12 

Flanekin, William 9 

Fleming, David 1 1, 12 

Fleming, Emily 23 

Fleming, Luke 11 

Fleming, Peter 11 

Fleming, S. 1 23 

Forbes, Alfred A 10 

Forbes, Alfred 11,30 

Forbes, Bob 30 

Forbes, James H 11 

Forbes, John Evans 30 

Forbes, M. D. Blanche 30 

Forbes, Richard H 10 

Forbes, Robert G 1 1 

Fornes, Ann Elizabeth 27 

Fornes, Bryant W 27 

Fornes, Emily Eleanor 27 

Fornes, Jesse Turner 27 

Fornes, John 27 

Fornes, Lacy A 27 

Fornes, Lydia Ann Mariah 27 

Fornes, Martha Ann Alice 27 

Fornes, Polly 27 

Fornes, Sarah Jane 27 

Fornes, Sarah 27 

Fornes, Selliney 27 



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INDEX 



Futrell, Jane 14 

Garris, Nehemiah 8 

Garris, Pennie 15 

Garris, Sylvester 15 

Gaskins, William 27 

Gay, Isham 15 

Gay, William P 15 

Gooding, Elizabeth S 15 

Gooding, Isaac 15 

Gorham, Sophia 4 

Gorham, Thomas 4 

Gorham, William 4 

Green, Delia 23 

Green, James 23 

Griffin, James 6 

Griffin, Lanier 5, 6 

Griffin, Rebecca 6 

Griffin, Sally 5 

Griffith-Cox, Davis 30 

Grimsley, Andrew 17 

Grimsley, S. H 14 

Grimsley, Sara, Mrs 16 

Grimsley, Theophilus 14, 17 

Gurganous, Focia 16 

Gurganous, Henry 16 

Gurganous, William 16 

Gurganus, Focia 16 

Gurganus, Henry 12 

Gurganus, Janice Tripp 18 

Gurganus, William 16 

Gwaltney, Robert 5 

Haddock, Mary A 18 

Hamilton, Matthew 16 

Hamilton, Peggy Ann 16 

Hanrahan, Walter S 30 

Hanrahan, Walter 5 

Hardee, Abram C 10 

Hardee, Franklin 10 

Hardee, John 10 

Hardee, Jos. B 1 1 

Hardy, Abraham, Capt 1 

Hardy, Benjamin Franklin 16 

Hardy, William 16 

Harper, B. P 24 

Harper, Charles H 15 

Harper, Patsey 15 

Harris, C. J 23 

Harris, Charles, Jr 24 

Harris, J. H 23 

Harrison, James 14 

Hathaway, E. D 23 

Hearne, H. R 24 

Heath, James Garner 14 

Heath, James H 14 

Heath, Jesse, Sr 14 

Heath, Lucy 14 



Hellams, Sarah 16 

Hemby, J. B 14 

Hemby, Katie Elizabeth 14 

Hill, Amos 2 

Hines, Peter E 12 

Hines, Peter 17 

Hinson, Jesse R 17 

Hinson, Jesse 17 

Hinson, Jim 16 

Hinson, Thelma 16 

Holden, L. J 24 

Holliday, McG 23 

Hopkins, Cinderella 10 

Hopkins, Mr 9 

Hopkins, Sennetta 10 

Howard, Julia 30 

Howell, Elizabeth D 25, 26 

Howell, Elizabeth P 25 

Howell, Thomas 25, 26 

Howell, Whitney 25, 26 

Huggins, Edith Hughes 29 

Hughes, Edith Manning 29 

Hughes, Edwin Holt 29 

Hughes, Robert Kyle 29 

Hughes, Thomas B 28 

Hughes, Thomas Boyles 29 

Hughes, Thomas 1 7 

Hughes, William H 17 

Hughes, Wynona Fidelia 29 

James, Bob 21 

James, Eason 12 

James, J. E., Rev 12 

James, J. M 23 

James, Joel 11 

James, P. G 20 

Jarrell, Etha 23 

Jarrell, William 23 

Jefferson, Cloe 7 

Jefferson, Mary 7 

Jefferson, Matilda 7 

Jefferson, Robert 9 

Jefferson, Thomas 7 

Jefferson, William 7 

Jenkins, J. H, Rev 24 

Johnson, Andrew 17 

Johnson, Charles G 16 

Johnson, Ferd 17 

Johnson, John M 4 

Johnson, John V 9, 1 1 

Johnson, John 15 

Johnson, Mary Ann, Mrs 15 

Johnson, Richard J 10, 1 1 

Johnson, William H 16 

Johnston, F 9 

Johnston, Frank 9, 12 

Johnston, S. F 12 



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Jones, Bessie 14 

Jones, Bill 14 

Jones, David 4, 9 

Jones, Elizabeth 9 

Jones, Isom 17 

Jones, Sally 4 

Joyner, Abram S 12 

Joyner, Andrew 19 

Joyner, Francis, Rev 19 

Joyner, James, Rev 19 

Joyner, Jason P 12 

Joyner, John R., Rev 19 

Joyner, Lidda 17 

Joyner, Lucy 19 

Joyner, Noah, Dr 19 

Joyner, O. L 6 

Joyner, Robert W., Dr 19 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 4, 8, 13, 

19, 20 

King, John 9 

King, William M 7,9 

Kittrell, Jethro 10 

Knight, C. L 12 

Kornegay, Simmons 15 

Lancaster, Susan A 27 

Lancaster, William A 27 

Lassiter, Alice, Mrs 17 

Laughinghouse, William J 11 

Lawrence, M. T 28 

Letchworth, Bettie 14 

Letchworth, Cora 14 

Letchworth, Green B 19 

Lewis, Claud Joyner 14 

Lewis, L 10 

Lewis, W. A 14 

Little, James C 11 

Little, Louis Gray 16 

Little, W. G 11 

Lockhart, Benjamin 2 

Loftin, Eliza 15 

Loving, Nannie M 13 

Malone, C. D.,Rev 19 

Manning, Amanda Imogene 25, 26 

Manning, Asley Benton 29 

Manning, Eliad Sadoc 25 

Manning, Elizabeth Jordan 25 

Manning, Elton Wace 29 

Manning, Endory 26 

Manning, Harold L. Outterbridge ...29 

Manning, Harold Lawrence 25, 28, 29 

Manning, Isabella Josephine 25 

Manning, J. A 25 

Manning, Jameson Ashbell 25 

Manning, Jameson 25 

Manning, Joseph Andrews 29 

Manning, Joseph R 28 



Manning, Lillie Inez 28, 29 

Manning, Lisbon Thomas 25 

Manning, Lisbon 25 

Manning, Luvenia Elizabeth 29 

Manning, Marcum 26 

Manning, Marietta Coakley Staton .25 

Manning, Reuben Staton 25, 26 

Manning, Reuben 25, 26 

Manning, Robert Espy 29 

Manning, Robert Jasper 29 

Manning, Sarah Ann Whitney 25, 26 

Manning, Sarah Whitney 25 

Manning, T. P 25 

Manning, Theldred Phesenton 25 

Manning, Vada, Mrs 28, 29 

Manning, Vannoy Hartrog 25, 26 

Martin, Ashley 24 

Martin, John W 24 

Martin, Marguerite 30 

Mason, Kinsey 30 

May, Alfred 12 

May, Benjamin 8, 10 

May, Benjamin, Major 21 

May, Emily 12 

May, Mary A. E 8 

May, Mary E 17 

May, Mary F 10 

May, Penelope 10 

May,R. S 21 

May, W 8 

Mayo, Joseph W 9 

Mayo, L. A 23 

McCain, James H 25 

McCourt, Merrilyn 30 

McGowans, George 6 

McLawhorn, Walter 18 

Moore, Abram 16 

Moore, Apsley A 17 

Moore, Elizabeth 16 

Moore, Louisa, Mrs 15 

Moore, Smitha 15 

Moore, W. E 23 

Moore, William H 16 

Mooring, Elva Lillian 15 

Mooring, J. Kinsey 15 

Mooring, James 15 

Mosely, Elisha 14 

Moye, Emily 15 

Murphy, Turner 14 

Nelson, Berry 27 

Nelson, Robert L 11 

Nelson, William M 11 

Newton, W. L. F 11 

Newton, Walter 9, 11 

Nichols, Fredrick 10 

Nichols, Niny 17 



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Nimmo, J. A., Rev 12 

Nobles, David H 23 

Nobles, Willie 6 

Norris, Ansy 9 

Norris, Joseph 23 

Ormond, Becky 14 

Ormond, Lela P., Mrs 16 

Owens, Beady 15 

Owens, Kinchen 9 

Owens, Sarah 23 

Owens, Thos 23 

Parker, Hardy G 24 

Parker, James M 16 

Parker, James 8, 9 

Parker, Jesse S 8 

Parker, Martha 10 

Parker, Nannie 16 

Parker, R. L 10 

Parker, Rufus A 24 

Parker, Wiley 24 

Paschell, Jesse M 1,2 

Patrick, J. Menan 16 

Paul, James L 8 

Peebles, Alvania 1 1 

Phelps, H. H.,Rev 19 

Phelps, Hattie, Mrs 19 

Phillips, Alice 17 

Phillips, D 23 

Phillips, J.H 8 

Phillips, Martha 25 

Phillips, William G 8, 12 

Pollard, Benjamin R. 24 

Pollard, R. E 24 

Pollard, Willie 12 

Powell, Frank 23 

Powell, William D 14 

Powwell, John 23 

Radford, Sallie 17 

Randolph, J. R 24 

Rasberry, Kathern 15 

Rasberry, Stephen 15 

Reeves, Richard, Capt 1, 2 

Riggs, Effie 14 

Roach, Albert Israel 27, 28 

Roach, Betsy 26 

Roach, Charles M 26, 27 

Roach, Charles 26, 27 

Roach, Clara G 27 

Roach, Dan Elworth 22 

Roach, David Summers 26, 27 

Roach, David 26 

Roach, Emily F 27 

Roach, Hannah 26 

Roach, Jack 26 

Roach, James Bryant 27 

Roach, James M 26 



Roach, James 26, 27 

Roach, John F 27 

Roach, John 26, 27 

Roach, Katherine 26, 27 

Roach, Lewezar 26, 27, 28 

Roach, Lewis Churchill 27 

Roach, Lovey 27 

Roach, Lydia C 27 

Roach, Nancy 26, 27 

Roach, Polly 26, 27, 28 

Roach, Raymond F 27 

Roach, Reuben 26 

Roach, Sally 26 

Roach, Sam G. Z 26 

Roach, Sam J 27 

Roach, William Spencer 27 

Rodgers, J. H 8 

Rogers, Drury 1 

Rogerson, Frank 21 

Rollins, John R 24 

Ross, Elizabeth 23 

Rountree, Ahney M 11 

Ruff, Millie 16 

Salter, Edward 4 

Salter, Peggy 4 

Sanders, W. C 23 

Savage, Adrian 18 

Sheppard, Henry 1 1 

Shipp, Redding, Capt 30 

Shirley, Henry 14 

Shirley, Jim 15 

Shirley, Martha 15 

Shirley, W. H.,Mrs 15 

Singeltary, G. B 11 

Smith, Abel 9 

Smith, Abner 6 

Smith, Bettie M 16 

Smith, Cannon 9, 10 

Smith, Elizabeth M 6 

Smith, Elizabeth 7 

Smith, James S 6 

Smith, John M 7 

Smith, John S 8 

Smith, John 5 

Smith, Lewis J 7 

Smith, Lewis 5, 27 

Smith, Lovey 21 

Smith, Nina 22 

Smith, Phenia P 5, 13 

Spain, Austin, Capt 1, 2 

Spain, SydnieH 10, 11 

Sparrow, Isaac 24 

Sparrow, Jerry 24 

Speight, Allie 16 

Speight, Blaney 14 

Speight, Nancy Howe 17 



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Speight, Sarah 17 

Speight, William 14 

Spell, Anna 9, 11 

Spikes, Julia 17 

Stafford, Samuel, Capt 1,2 

Stancil, C. J. H 24 

Standi, Mary 14, 17 

Stancill, Henry 9 

Stepp, Elizabeth Jane 14 

Stepp, Jim 14 

Stepp, Paul 14 

Stirling, Piety, Mrs 18 

Stocks, Alvana 10 

Stocks, Ella May 14 

Stocks, Eugene 16 

Stocks, Fountain 16 

Stocks, Robert 14 

Stocks, Syl 17 

Stokes, Calvin 10 

Stokes, Isabella 23 

Stokes, Peggy 3 

Sugg, J./ A 18 

Sugg, Nancy 17 

Sumrell, Willam B 1 1 

Teel, Drewry W 8, 10 

Teel, George D 11 

Teel, Moses 11 

Teel, Tammy E 1 1 

Thigpen, T. A 24 

Tripp, Eugene 18 

Tripp, John B 18 

Tripp, Joshua 18 

Tripp, Piety 18 

Tucker, William H 10 

Tugwell, James L 7 

Tugwell, John 7, 16 

Tugwell, Joseph 7 

Tugwell, Levi 7, 17 

Tugwell, Lydia 17 

Tugwell, Robert 7 

Tugwell, Thomas William 17 

Tugwell, W. L 7 

Tugwell, Walters 17 

Tugwell, William 7 

Tugwell, Caroline 7 

Tunstall, Sallie, Mrs 14 

Turnage, Benjamin W 11 

Turnage, Joseph 17 

Turnage, Noah Henry 17 

Tyer, William L 9, 12 

Tyson, A. A, Rev 23, 24 

Tyson, Andrew J 10 

Tyson, C. T 15 

Tyson, George W 10 

Tyson, Henry Clay 15 

Tyson, Japhat 10 



Tyson, John A 10 

Tyson, Joseph 10 

Tyson, Lemuel 11 

Tyson, Lucy 24 

Tyson, Maggie N 15 

Tyson, Maggie 16 

Tyson, Mary J 10 

Tyson, Mary 30 

Tyson, Noah 11 

Tyson, R. L 9 

Tyson, Richard 9 

Tyson, Seth 24 

Tyson, William M 15 

Underwood, Chapman 2 

Van Norden, Hadrianus 4 

Van Norden, Louisa 4 

Vandiford, Bryant 15 

Vincent, John R 27 

Vines, Annie 14 

Wainright, Sallie, Mrs 17 

Wallace, John G 25 

Wallace, Mary Z 25 

Wayne, Levi 27 

Weathersbee, Maggie 23 

Weathersbee, Martha 23 

Wells, David 9 

Wetherington, I. K 23 

Wetherington, S. E 23 

Wheatley, Alexander 1, 2, 3 

Wheatley, Peggy 2, 3 

Wheatley, Samuel 3 

Wheatley, Sarah 3 

Wheatley, William 1,3 

Whitehead, William 8, 10, 11 

Whitehurst, Elizabeth 1 1 

Whitehurst, John 8, 12 

Whitehurst, William A 11 

Wiggins, Bennie, Mrs 16 

Wiggins, J. A 12 

Wiggins, Samuel 28 

Williams, Emily 19 

Williamson, Charlotte 11 

Wine, William R, Rev 24 

Wingate, Henry 10 

Witherington, Bessie 23 

Wood, Elizabeth 15 

Wooten, B. F 9 

Wooten, Smitha, Mrs 15 

Wooten, Susan, Mrs 17 

Worthington, Jeremiah 8 

Wynne, Lila James 29 



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Obadiah Moore, revolutionary war pension 1 

The Two Alexander Stewarts.. 2 

george moye- william moore deed, 1770 5 

TAFT-MDLLS-DLXON-MCDUEL LAND DISPUTE, 1821 6 

Will of Martha May, Pitt Co., 1850 8 

Slave of Caleb Smith Assault Case, 1853 9 

Clay root Land Value list, 1859 11 

Will of Finettee Williams, Pitt Co., 1863 13 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1863 14 

Boyd Family Heirlooms, 1953 20 

Pitt County Homes of the 1880's 23 

Greene County Death Certificates 25 

Crawford famdly marriages 29 

Bible Records James Taylor Lewis Bible Record 32 

Martin Nelson Bible Record.... 32 

. James Fleming Davenport Bible Record 34 

Index 35 

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..... Boyd-Laughinghouse Slave Family, 1860 4 

...... Thomas Smith Khaed by John Dennis, 1886 5 

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Albritton-Keel Runaway Marriage, 1903 10 

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Obadiah Moore, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Obadiah Moore 
found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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Pension application of Obadiah Moore R7358 and widow Winney &44NC 

State of Alabama, Autauga County: County Orphans Court November Term 1832 
On this 26th day of November 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Judge now sitting, 
Obadiah MOORE a resident of the State of Alabama Autauga County aged 78 years who being first duly 
sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the 
Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following 
named officers and served as herein stated. That he was drafted in the State of North Carolina in the year 
previous to the besiege of Charleston - in Pitt County. That he marched to Charleston South Carolina by 
way of Wilmington & Moncks Corner &c under the command of Captain George FAULKNER. That after 
his arrival in Charleston he was placed under the command of General LINCOLN - and served with 
General HODGES Continental Regiment. That General Linninton commanded the Army from North 
Carolina to Charleston. That he was in Charleston during the time of her Siege and he gun in your straight 
a British after which he was roll on to North Carolina during which time he served four months as a drafted 
man and two months as a volunteer. That after his return to North Carolina he substituted in the place of 
Shadrick TOODLEY was under the command of Captain William BROCKFOR about 10 days when news 
arrived for his discharge. That he was born in the State of Virginia Princss An County. That he has no 
record of his age. That he lived in the State of North Carolina when he was called into Service, that since 
the revolutionary war he has lived in the State of Georgia about 30 years. That he now lives in the State of 
Alabama. That he never held any commission during his service. That he has no documentary Evidence & 
that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to his service. I hereby 
relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present & declare that my name is not 
on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any State. Obediah MOORE (his X mark) 
Sworn to and open Court before me. 
Hinly Brown, Clk 



Obadiah Moore Cemetery 

Located near Clanton, AL, the cemetery is the resting place of the Obadiah Moore family. The tombstone 
of Obadiah Moore reads..."Obadiah Moore, PVT Capt. Faulkner's Co., NC Militia, Rev. War, 1754«Sept. 
20, 1839. His wife Winney Moore rests beside him. In a ceremony held on Sept. 20, 2009, a new historical 
marker was erected by the Descendants of Obadiah Moore Nonprofit organization. The plaque unveiled at 
the cemetery reads: 

"This cemetery is the final resting place for thirty-seven members of the Moore family. John Moore, son of 
American Revolutionary War Patriot and Battle of Charleston POW, Obadiah Moore, purchased this land 
on September 4, 1834. The Moore family migrated from Princess Anne County, Virginia to Pitt County, 
North Carolina, and then to Columbia and Jasper Counties in Georgia where they lived about 30 years 
before settling in the Chestnut Creek area of Autauga County in 1819. These early settlers served their 
community as ministers, postmasters, and a justice of the peace. " 



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The Two Alexander Stewart's 

This article was written by R. T. Bonner, Secretary-Registrar of the NC Society Sons of the 
American Revolution, and endorsed genealogist of the D.A.R of North Carolina. This article 
appeared in the Washington Progress, Washington, NC. April 4, 1912. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

About the time or soon after the building (1743) of the church of St. Thomas in which the people 
of Bath now worship, the minister was Rev. John GARZA. 

Rev. R. B. DRANE, D.D., in an interesting article in the "Mission Herald" says that Rev. John 
GARZA gave a silver service to St. Thomas Church and that this service is now in Edenton. 

In "Abstract of North Carolina Wills" by Col. J. Bryan GRIMES on page 3 15 is the will of John 
RIUSSETT. October 11, 1737, January 17, 1737. Bath Town. Late of the city of London. Sons: John and 
David RIUSSETT. Executors, John MONTGOMERY, Thomas JONES and Peter RANDON. Proven 
before W. SMITH, C.L. 

In 1735 an act was passed allowing Rev. John GARZA L20 for preaching. (Colonial Records Vol. 
IV, page 92, par. 3.) This rninister became a large land-owner about 1739, a grant being given to him for 
1280 acres of what is now the finest farming land on South Creek. This grant is recorded in the Secretary of 
State's office in Raleigh in Book 4, page 4. A number of years after this tract of land was sold by Rev. John 
GARZA'S son who styled himself John GARZA, Mariner of Rhode Island. He recites in the deed that he 
acquired the land by inheritance from his father, John GARZA. Rev. John GARZA died in the year 1740. 

One of the most noted ministers in this section of the state, who served St. Thomas Church was 
Rev. Alexander STEWART and in order to fix the date of his arrival in our beautiful Pamlico section the 
writer will give a copy of a very interesting letter written by him. This letter is found in Colonial Records of 
North Carolina, Vol. VI, page 242: 

(FROM NORTH CAROLINA LETTER BOOK S. P. G.) 
From Mr. STEWART to the Secretary. 

Bath,N.C, May 20, 1760 
Revd Sir, 

Within the space of 6 years I have liv'd in this province, we have had no less than 4 different acts 
of the assembly for the electing of vestries and encouraging an orthodox clergy as they are called, the last 
vestry act we had met with the same fate as most of the other laws of this province, having been repealed 
in England for reasons given against it by the Bishop of London) which I suppose are well known to many 
of the members of the society. In order, therefore, to prevent the law passed last session from being 
repealed, the assembly has not as formerly made one law for the electing of vestries and encouragement of 
the clergy, but divided it into two acts that in case the Bishop of London should object (as it is doubtful he 
will) to that which relates to the clergy, the other which is for choosing select vestries may stand 
unrepealed, the law for the encouragement of the clergy allows them L20 procl: money per. an salary, L20, 
where there is no glebe, and where there is a glebe, and where there is a glebe of acres, a house of 38 by 1 8 
and some other small houses as offices; but I don't know as yet of any one glebe in the province except 
mine near Bath, and that no way improved or built on comformable to the present act of assembly, this law 
likewise does not intermeddle with the Bishop of London's jurisdiction , as to offending clergymen but in 
ev'ry thing else is the same as the former* * * The number of our inhabitants is much as usual by rather 
increased to about 200 infant Baptisms the last half year 121 white and 26 black adults baptized 2 and 9 
blacks actual communicants 139 dissenters upwards of 300 and the remainder profess themselves of the 
church of England. The inclosed comes from my predecesor's widow, she is really an object of charity, but 
whether the society's bounty extends to such cases, they are the best judges of. I have nothing more at 
present to add but to beg that the Society will excuse my drawing quarterly for my salary as I am under an 
absolute necessity, frequently so to do on account of the slow payments that are made here of our 
provincial salaries and as I likewise have two sons now in Ireland at school remittances for whose 
education, I cannot otherwise conveniently make. 



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I am Rev'd Sir, &c their dutiful sincere servant. 
ALEXR. STEWART 
Missy, at Bath Town. 



Rev. Alexander STEWART was married five times, one of his wives was a daughter of Benjamin 
PEYTON, a son of Sir Robert PEYTON. All of his descendants now living are descended from his 
daughter, Rose STEWART, a granddaughter of Benjamin PEYTON. 

"Parson" STEWART'S home, formerly the home of Benjamin PEYTON, was on the east side of 
the mouth of Durham's Creek at old Fort Reading. 

This home of the Rev. Alexander STEWART was known as the "Garrison" and his residence was 
a brick house on "Garrison" Point. 

This home of "Parson" STEWART must have been very valuable for in the darkest days of the 
Revolution, it was sold by Isaac PARTRIDGE to Thomas RESPASS, Jr. for L6000. This deed is dated 
March 28, 1779, and recites, "Tract of land on the South side of Pamlico river and east side of Durham's 
Creek known as the home place of Rev. Alexander STEWART containing 1429 acres. This deed is 
recorded in old book 5, page 40, Register of deeds office, Beaufort county. 

One of "Parson" STEWART'S descendants, Mrs. Annie BUTT, nee ROBERSON, who is a very 
estimable lady, lives at the present time at the old "Parson" STEWART homestead 

Rose, a daughter of John KEWELL and wife Rose STEWART, married Jesse ROBASON and 
their son Jesse J. ROBASON was the father of Mrs. Annie BUTT of Bonnerton, N.C. 

A copy of Mrs. BUTT'S letter to the writer and inscriptions copied by her is given in this short 

sketch. 

Bonnerton, N.C, Oct. 30, '1 1 

Dear Mr. BONNER: -- 

We went to the graveyard this afternoon and took down the inscriptions on the tombstones which I 
have copied on the enclosed sheets. 

Rev. Alexander STEWART is buried under the church at Bath. He only had one child, Rosa, who 
married John KEWELL and his grandson, John Stuart GALLAGHER, are buried in the same grave, by 
request of Mr. KEWELL. 

My father's parents have no stones to mark their graves, which I very much regret. The dates of 
their births and deaths are: 

Jesse ROBASON was born February 27, 1777, died June 22, 183 1. He was the son of Luke 
ROBASON, of Martin County, N.C. 

Rosetta KEWELL was born May 21, 1785, died Aug. 5, 1865, aged 80 years. 

I think the Rev. Alexander STUART lived here but can find no trace of it. The KE WELLS lived 
in a brick house near where the grave yard is. The brick house was burned. 

If there is anything I can do to help trace the family farther, I shall be glad to help. 

Your friend, 
Annie BUTT 

John KEWELL, departed this life July 5th, 1810 at the age of 64. 

John Stuart GALLAGHER, grandson of John KEWELL, departed this life October 23, 1823. 
Francis KEWELL, departed this life November 20, 1817, age 27. 
Rosa Stuart KEWELL, departed this life August 20, 1825, age 68 years. 

John KEWELL, who departed this life January 26, 1848, age 71 years. The Lord gave and the Lord taketh, 
blessed be the name of the Lord. 

Charles S. KEWELL, departed this life September 21,1810. 

Rev. Alexander STUART was clerk of court of Beaufort county, N.C, in 1760 and 1761. This the 
old county court records show. 

Besides owning the "Garrison" or home place Parson" STUART had a grant from the Lords 
Proprietors granted him on Neville's Creek for 300 acres of land. The survey of this tract was dated 
February 10, 1769. "Parson" STEWART obtained a grant joining the Garrison Point tract on June 30, 
1750. This tract contained 350 acres. 



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Some family history collected by the late Charles Kewell GALLAGHER. 

James STUART, living A.D.1409 was the ancestor of Alexander STEWART, 5th Laird 
of Bonskied Pertshire, Scotland A.D. 1577, who married Margaret of Clunie. Their son James 
STEWART, married Barbara, sister to Sir R. MONZIE, Baronet, A.D. 

Their son, Alexander STEWART, married Isabel, daughter of I. STEWART of Bonskied. 
Their children were James , [and] Charles STEWART, Capt. 5th Dragoons, Clunie, Pertshire, 
Scotland afterwards of Kisburne, Ireland — died 1774. 

His wife was Rose, daughter of Roger HALL, Esqr., of Narrow Water Castle. The son of 
this couple, Alexander, was appointed minister of St. Thomas church at Bath Colony of North 
Carolina, U.S.A. His wife and sons, Alexander and Charles, died soon after arriving in America. 
He then married Mrs. PORTER, a widow, maiden name PEYTON or PEATON. She died at the 
age of twenty-five, leaving one daughter, Rosa STEWART. Mr. STEWART then married Miss 
Johnson, sister of Governor JOHNSON of North Carolina, after whose death he married Mrs. 
KARTANICH [COTANCHE]. She did not live very long. He next married a Miss HOBBS. 

The daughter Rosa STEWART married John KEWELL of "Angmoring," Sussex county, 
England. One of her daughters of this marriage was Anne Maria who married Capt. L. John 
GALLAGHER of the U.S. Marine Revenue service. Their son, Frederick [GALLAGHER] 
married Ann CNEIL of Philadelphia, and the writer of this, Charles K. GALLAGHER, is one of 
their children. 

Capt. Charles STEWART of the 5th Dragoons spoken of above, had one brother Rev. 
James STEWART of Clunie, Pertshire and two nephews, sons of this brother, one of whom was 
Rev. James STEWART, Minister of Kilbrandon (Lome) and Alexander STEWART, (a Cousin of 
Minister of St. Thomas at Bath, N.C.) who settled at Yankee Hall, Pitt Co., N.C. and married 
Miss SPIERS. 

Alexander [STEWART], the minister at Bath, had a brother Capt. Poyntz STEWART, 1st 
Royal Regiment, his son was Major Philip STEWART 3ed Bu't Regiment, whose son Philip 
[STEWART] was a judge at Bombay, East Indies, and died 1868, leaving one son, Charles 
Poyntz STEWART, who resides in London and was born in 1836. 



Boyd-Laughinghouse Slave Family, 1860 

This letter was transcribed from a poor photocopy found in the Boyd Family Papers, Collection 253.1, East 
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Boyds Ferry N. Carolina Jan. 2d 1860 

Mr. BOYD 

Sir 

I understand that you have drawn my boy Dave's wife Silvey and that you are willing to hire her 
to me on the account of her husband if so I am willing to hire her at a fair price and am willing to leave it 
with Mr. WILSON to say what is a fair price I would like to go up myself and see you but I am unable to 
wride about in the cold. 

Please let me know by Mr WILSON what I may depend upon you 

Yours Respectfully 

Wm [?] LAUGfflNGHOUSE 



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George Moye-Wm. Moore Deed, 1770 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book D, pages 1 12-1 13; Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County 
Court House, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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North Carolina Pitt County} 

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of March in the Tenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George the Third and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Seventy Between George 
MO YE Esqr and Elizabeth his wife of the county aforesaid of the one part and William MOORE Esqr of 
said county of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty 
Pounds Proclamation money by the said William MOORE to the said George MO YE in hand paid the 
receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged. The said George MO YE Esqr and Elizabeth his wife hath 
given granted bargained and sold, and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said 
William MOORE Esqr. his heirs and assigns, a certain piece or parcel of Land Lying and being in Pitt 
County on the north side of Pamplico River containing Three hundred Acres, bounded as follows viz 
Begining at a gum by the River swamp in ning Thence No 35 East 160 poles to a pine thence Est 35 No 300 
Poles to an Oak thence So 35 West 160 pole to a gum in the river swamp thence the various courses of the 
River Swamp to the first Station it being a tract of Land granted unto John WILSON by Patent bearing 

date and by him Conveyed unto John Moye by deed bearing date December 9th 1741 and by John 

MO YE conveyed by deed bearing date December 10, 1743 unto George MOYE Senior and by the death of 
the said George MOYE Senior dying intestate fell to John MOYE as heir at Law and by John MOYE 
conveyd unto George MOYE Esqr by deed bearing date December 1 1758 — To have and to hold the 
aforesaid three hundred acres of Land with the appurtenances and all rights Priveleges and improvements to 
the same in anywise belonging to him the said William MOORE Esqr his heirs and assigns forever and the 
said George MOYE Esqr and Elizabeth his wife for themselves their heirs and assigns doth hereby 
covenant and agree to and with the said William MOORE Esqr, that he the said William MOORE Esqr his 
heirs and assigns shall and may forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold Occupy Possess and 
enjoy the the aforesaid granted Land and premises without the Set or molestation of any person whatsoever 
and free and clear from all manner of Incu mbran ce whatsoever and the said George MOYE Esqr. and 
Elizabeth his wife doth oblige themselves there heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant and defend 
the above granted Lands and premises to him the said William MOORE his heirs and assigns forever 
against the claim of all persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands 
and seals the day and year first above written 

Signed sealed and delivered Ackd George MOYE {Seal} 

in the presence of} Elizabeth (her X mark) MOYE {Seal} 

John HARDEE 

John SIMPSON 

April Court 1770 Ordered to be registered Pitt March 16, 1770 Received of William MOORE esqr. the 
consideration money above mentioned George MOYE 



Thomas Smith Killed by John Dennis, 1886 

Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon. Dec. 6, 1886 

—John DENNIS shot and killed Thomas SMITH, in Pitt county. DENNIS was afterwards cut nearly to 
pieces by friends of SMITH, and is thought cannot recover. 



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Taft-Mills-Dixon-McDuel Land Dispute, 1821 

This court survey was transcribed from a poor photocopy found in the Boyd Family Papers, Collection 
253.1, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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Plans of Disputed land between E & A TAFF & Foreman MCDUELL to September Term 1 82 1 — 

For William GASTON Esqr. 



The Single black line A.B C D. is a pattent granted to Walter DIXON for 200 acres dated 19th 

February 1739- 

The long narrow Square figure 8. 1 . & letter D & figure 9 is a Pattent granted to John SIMPSON for 
50 acres agreeable to course & distance dated 6th Nov. 1734 [1754?] 



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The double black line figure 1.2.3.& 4 is a Pattent granted to John MILLS for 500 acres agreeable to 

course & distance Dated January 22nd 1742 

The lines figure 1 & letter C D is a deed from William MOORE to E & A TAFF for 15 acres 

The long narrow Slip of land 5 pole wide lying between the piece of land belonging to the TAFFS & 
the 50 acre Survey which piece of land was not divided in the division between DLXON heirs 

MCDEWELL & the TAFFS 

the 3 round arts near the line from letter CD is line trees marked about 40 years ago 

The that has the appearance of a Star is the Trespass complained of. 

The letter e is the place Samuel MILLS Said FLEMING contended was at or about his corner 

The letter e represents the west course of DLXONS Pattent extended to the MILLS Pattent line 

I cut out the next ack corner on the river on the west & east Sides & that tree had been marked about 

80 years on the South Side of Said tree there was the appearance of old Chops 

WyattMOYE C Surveyor 



Boyd-Chapman Deed, 1828 

This deed was transcribed from a poor photocopy found in the Boyd Family Papers, Collection 253.1, East 

Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. The 
original deed from which the poor photocopy was made appears to be torn and missing parts of the writing. 
There is no information showing that this deed was recorded. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

This Indenture Maid this thirtieth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred 
and twenty Eight Between Abner BOYD and John BOYD [TORN] of Pitt.... BO YD.... Beaufort ...Said 
of the one parte and Church ChfTORN] of the County of Craven of the other parte Witnesseth that we 
the Said Abner BOYD John BOYD Bezer BOYD and Sarah his wife hath for an Inconsideration of 
the sum of two Hundred dollers to us in hand paid by him the Said Church CHAPMAN which we do 

acknowledge the Re cept thereof and hath Bar[TORN] and by these presents doath [TORN] ...writs 

unto him the Said Church CHAPMAN [TORN] our Rights taitels and In on a Certain Tract or parcel 
of Land Lying Being partly in the County of Craven and [TORN]...on the North Side of big Swifts 
Creek and Joining Creeping Swamp and partly in Beaufort County on the North Side of palmetto 
Swamp a Joining the Lands of Garrott NELSON which Lands decended to us by the death of Edward 
CHAPMAN deed whereas at the [TORN] of the Said Edward CHAPMAN we became H ears at LAW 
amongue others 



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Will of Martha May, Pitt Co., 1850 

This Will was found in Pitt County Wills, CR 079.801.1 1; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen I Martha MAY of the State of North Carolina and county of Pitt being 
of sound mind and memory blessed be God do this Eighteenth day of September in the year of our lord one 
thousand Eight Hundred and fifty make and declare this my Last will and testament in the manner 
following that is to say 

1 st It is my will that all my Just Debts be paid 

2nd I Loan to my niece Jacque Ann BEARDSLY wife of Lambert B BEARDSLY one Negro man by the 
Name Shepard During her natural Life at her death to belong to her Children 
3rd I Loan to my Niece Tabitha MAY Wife of James W MAY one Negro girl by the name of Winny 
During her natural life at her death to belong to her Children 

4th I Give and bequeath to Mary Ann HOLED AY Daughter of John HOLED AY and maria his Wife one 
Gold Chain and new breast Pin-- 

5th I Give and bequeath to Priscilla MAY my Niece Daughter of Benjamin MAY and Mary Ann his Wife 

Five Hundred Dollars to be appropriated to the use of Educating of Said Priscilla MAY 

6th I Give and bequeath to my Nephew William MAY Son of Benjamin MAY and Mary Ann his Wife 

one Negro boy by the Name of Willie and by the name of Aaron and one Chest 

7th I Give to my beloved Sister Louisa MO YE all of my Towels and Table Cloths 

8th I Give and bequeath to my beloved Brother Benjamin MAY one Negro man by the name of Sam one 

Buggy and Harness 

9th I Give and bequeath to my Sister Mary Ann MAY Wife of Benjamin MAY Fifty Dollars in Cash and 
all of my Cloths that is to say my Wearing apparel of every description to be converted to the use of her 
children. 

10th I Give and bequeath to my Niece Martha MAY Daughter of Benjamin MAY and Mary Ann his Wife 
all the Residue of my Estate after Taking out the devises and Legacies above mentioned that is to say one 
mahogany Table all my Beds and furniture all of my money and notes all of my crockery ware in short all 
of my Household property of every name and nature not otherwise disposed of all of my Kitchen furneture 
Consisting of Two Skillets one pot one Spider my will and desire is that the said Martha have all the 
residue of my Estate of every name and nature not otherwise Disposed of 

Lastly I hereby make and ordain my Beloved Brother Benjamin MAY my Executor of this my Last will & 
testament at the same time Revoking all other wills by me made day and date first above written 
Signed sealed published and Martha MAY {Seal} 

Delivered by the said Martha 
MAY the testator to be her last 
will and Testament in the presence 
of us who were present at the time 
of Signing and Sealing thereof 
Witness Gideon WARD 

Geo W. PARKER 

[ON BACKSIDE] A Coppy of The Last WILLL and Testament of Martha May Dec 
Recorded on page 29 & 30 A 
will annexed to deposition of Peter E. Hines 



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Slave of Caleb Smith Assault Case, 1853 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original court record found in the Ephraigm H. Smith Collection, 
#145.1, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State vs. Ben a slave the property of Caleb SMITH 
To the Sheriff of Pitt County 

You are hereby commanded to bring before me at the town of Washington on Monday next the negro slave 
Ben now confined in the jail of Pitt County with the cause of his imprisonment and also the witnesses, 
Sally WILSON, Mary PETTIT, Green PARRAMORE, John GALLOWAY and Daniel ANGE to the end 
that enquiry may be made as to the legality of the imprisonment of the said slave Ben 
Given under my hand at Washington this 26th November 1853 

J. L. BAILEY JSCL&E 



State of North Carolina 

To the Honorable John L. BAILEY one of the Judges of the Superio Courts of Law & Equity for the State 
aforesaid 

The petition of Caleb SMITH owner of a 
slave named Ben of the County of Pitt humbly represents to your Honor that on 22d Instant as this affiant is 
informed a warrant was obtained against the said slave Ben upon the affidavit of Green PARRAMORE 
before Bryan SMITH Esq. a Justice of the Peace for said County charging the said slave Ben with breaking 
open Sally WILSON dwelling houise and threatening the life of said Sally WILSON and her daughter 
Mary and wounding both of them very bad, and upon the said warrant the said slave Ben was arrested on 
that day by Naseby MILLS a constable of said County and carried before the said Bryan SMITH Esqr. and 
this affiant was present at the examination before the said magistrate in relation to said charge, and Sally 
WILSON was examined as a witness and she stated that on Saturday night last she and her daughter were 
roused up from sleep by some person pushing and Knocking at the door, and they got up & went towards 
the door, and asked who was there, and no answer was given, her daughter told her the witness to make up 
a light, and a person outside spoke and said if they made up a light they would come in and Kill them, they 
then went from that door & went around the house cursing to the other door & commenced pushing there 
and she & her daughter commenced hoUerring and pushing on the inside until the door was pushed down 
from outside. The said she saw no person at all but someone fluing a tub in at the door and Knocked her 
down. Mary PETTIT the daughter of Sally WILSON was then examined and she stated the same about the 
noise and pushing as was stated by her mother and about her mother being Knocked downby the tub, and 
she stated that she said a negro outside of the house in the yard or some person that looked black like a 
negro but she did not Know him, and she then stated that the person she saw in the yard was about the size 
and height of the slave Ben; and the voice was also like Ben, but she also stated that she never saw Ben 
before that night in her life if she saw him that night and she stated that after her mother was Knocked 
down the negro went off and she saw him no more, and immediately she called her mother, stooping down, 
spoke to her low and told her "let's clear out" that she took her mother by the hand & she arose, and they 
left and went to the house of Naseby MILLS — Sally WILSON also testified that the voice of the person 
was like Ben but she also stated that she had never seen Ben in her life that she Knew of until the day of 
trial — Daniel ANGE was then examined as a witness for the defendant & testified that Ben was on 
Saturday night last at a lightwood cutting with other hands after the moon was up and remained there until 



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the moon was 3/4 to an hour high. John GALLOWAY was then examined to prove that the Boy Ben came 
to his house after he left the lightwood cutting. Green PARRAMORE was examined to prove the time of 
night Ben was found at Galloways. These were all the witnesses examined and the substance of the 
testimony before the examining magistrate and upon this testimony the said Bryan SMITH Esq. refused to 
admit the said boy Ben to bail and committed him to the jail of Pitt County where he is now Confined and 
this affiant and petitioners has applied to the sheriff of said County and has obtained from him the copy 
hereto attached which the said Sheriff says is all the process which he has and under which he was 
committed to prison. Your petitioner therefore prays your Honor for a writ of Habeas Corpus to bring 
before your Honor the body of the said slave Ben to enquire into the cause of his imprisonment and to do in 
the premises as the justice and law may appertain And your petitioner will ever pray &c 

Asa BIGGS SolforPetr. 

Caleb SMITH maketh oath that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true to the best of his 
Knowledge & belief. 

Sworn to & subscribed before} Caleb SMITH 

me this 25 Nov 1853 

H. G. JOLLIE Clk of the Supr Court Law 



Albritton-Keel Runaway Marriage, 1903 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Fri., Feb. 20, 1903 

Romantic Marriage 
Father Objected, but the Young Lady Escaped from Home and was Married. 

A marriage took place in Greenville Sunday night that was attended by romance, the contracting 
parties meeting with much difficulty in carrying out their purpose. But despite the obstacles, they reached 
the goal and won out. 

On Saturday Mr. W. E. MOORE applied to the Register of Deeds and obtained a marriage license 
for Mr. Burton G. ALBRITTON and Miss Bessie KEEL. The young lady is a daughter of Mr. H. F. KEEL, 
of South Greenville, and while her father opposed her marriage all other members of the family were in 
sympathy with her and gave her their co-operation as far as possible. 

It was planned that the couple should run away Sunday and go to Black Jack to be married there. 
With this idea, Mr. MOORE went to Black Jack Sunday morning, taking the marriage license with him, 
and waited there for the couple, who did not arrive. The father in the meantime had become aware of their 
intentions and prevented Miss Bessie from leaving home. 

For the time being it looked like the young people were foiled in their purpose, but during the day 
more planning was going on, friends on the outside assisting in keeping the couple in communication. 

About 9 o'clock at night Miss Bessie eluded her father's eye and escaped from home. She had to 
leave the house barefooted, but carried her shoes in her hand and stopped at the first opportunity to put 
them on. She went alone to the home of Mr. J. T. ABRAMS, on Dickinson avenue, where she was joined 
by Mr. ALBRITTON. Rev. D. W. DAVIS was sent for and he soon arrived and made them man and wife. 

Immediately after the ceremony, the couple, accompanied by a few friends, left for the home of 
the bridegroom about three miles from town. 

Mr. ALBRITTON is a mail carrier on one of the rural delivery routes going out from Greenville, 
and is a young man of good habits and character. His bride has for sometime had a position at the millinery 
store of Mrs. L. GRIFFIN, and is quite a handsome and popular young lady. 



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Clay Root Land Value List, 1859 

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original land valuation list found in the Ephraigm H. Smith 
Collection, #145.1, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

List of Valuation of Land in Clay Root District 1859 

Persons names Acres Land valuation 



Adams David 


302 


1000 


Adams Thomas 


260 


580 


Adams Jesse 


400 


800 


Adams Hardy 


106 


135 


Adams David C 


171 


270 


Adams John 


200 


408 


Adams James 


61 


159 


Bright Churchil 


549 


700 


Buck Edward 


900 


2000 


Buck William H 


100 


150 


Clark LydiaM 


589 


1000 


Clark James Senr 


158 


400 


Clark Wyatt 


464 


650 


Chapman Edward 


555 


2000 


Chapman David 


304 


1200 


Chapman Jesse 


60 


83 


Clark William H 


364 


600 


Clark James Juner 


245 


675 


Clark Weks 


170 


500 


Clark David 


214 


200 


Cox William 


517 


2000 


Chapman Mary 


210 


210 


Dickson Oliver 


209 


420 


Dickson James R 


250 


500 


Edwards Thomas 


577 


600 


Edwards William O 


251 


1600 


Edwards William H 


300 


225 


Fornes Thomas 


537 


800 


Gardner Asa 


665 


1900 


Gardner Wiatt 


627 




Gardner Alfred 


237 


560 


Hardy James 


750 


1000 


Hodges William J 


356 


519 


Haddock William 


260 


260 


Hardy Nashwell 


355 


355 


Hardy John 


1040 


1040 


Do for H or F(?) Hardy 


500 


500 



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Tones Reddinf? 


113 


450 


Moorp Alicev 

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221 


323 


Do as ffardien 

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300 


666 


Nohels Salina 


389 


4 ? (faint) 


Pollard Turner 


249 


600 


Smith T.ewis H 


100 


300 


Smith Lewis H 


252 


1200 


Do as Administrator 


288 


288 


Do Gardner Land 


212 


1250 


Do T.izanna dhan 


220 


500 


Smith Cullin 

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306 


306 


Smith John A 


1887 


3308 


Smith Dennis C 


707 


2330 


Smith Abner 


50 


111 


Stokes Thomas 


1031 


102 


Suttin Jesse 


2071 


2005 


Smith Hardy J. 


175 


359 


Smith Joshua 


1120 


850 


Smith William H 


241 


135 


Stokes Gorge B 


150 


300 


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27 


100 


Wetherington John 


830 


1710 


Wetherington James 


713 


266 


Venters George W 


800 


1700 



Julius H. Barnhill Remembered 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 9, 1915 

On Thursday evening, July 1, 1915, Brother Julius H. BARNHILL passed into the great beyond. 
Brother BARNHILL was a native of Pitt county and except for a few months he spent his entire life in or 
near Greenville. He was born near Staten's Mill on December 23rd, 1848 and lived there until manhood. 
When about seventeen years of age he substituted for his brother in the war between the states and served 
until its close. 

On March 2, 1871, he was married to Miss Melissa A. BARNHILL of Whitehurst, N.C., who was 
his faithful and devoted wife through life. In 1912 he joined the Methodist church and during his last illness 
he declared his abiding faith in the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Brother BARNHILL was a man of fine 
physical strength and was a hard worker. Several years ago, he was paralized and remained practically an 
invalid until death. It was my pleasure during his last days to often talk with him about the eternal. The 
devotion of his wife during his sufferings was beautiful. 

He leaves behind his faithful wife and their ten children, six girls and four boys, to mourn his 
going. On Friday, July 2, 1915 numerous friends gathered at his home from which his funeral was 
conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. M. DANIEL. 

He was laid to rest in Cherry Hill Cemetery to await the fulfillment of the promise that we shall 
not sleep forever but that there shall be a glorious awaking. 

The family wishes to extend thanks for the many favors conferred upon them during the illness 
and death. A Friend. 



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Will of Finettee Williams, Pitt Co., 1863 

Found in Pitt County Will Book 1, pages. 57-58; County Clerks Office, Pitt County Court House, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

In the name of God Amen 
I Finettee WILLIAMS of the county of Pitt and State of North Carolina being of Sound mind and 
disposing will, and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make and set fourth by this 
present this my Last will and Testament in the words following (To Wit) It is my will and dessjre that my 
body Shall be decently buried and that a Tomb Stone over my grave and also over the grave of my husband 
Robert WILLIAMS bothe be of good marble and well Executed be erected by my Administrator hereinafter 
named and that all my just debts be paid out of whatever money or claimes may be found in my possession 
Item. I leave to my Son Willis R WILLIAMS one Negro Man by the name of Lewis, one by the name of 
Caser, and a Girl by the name of Mary with her increase except which is hereafter named during his natural 
life and these to gow to his Children 

Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Parthena S. WILLIAMS and one negro girl named Ritty 

(the daughter of Mary) and her increase, and in cas of the death of her, Grand Daughter, Parthena without 

issue then to gow to her Fathers children, and I also give her my Gold Watch 

Item. I give to my Grand Son Robbert M. WILLIAMS Six Stool chares at his Fathers House 

Item I lone to my Daughter Mary Ann MAY one Negro Girl named della with her incres except which is 

i nher after named during her natural life and and that to gow t o my Grand Daughter Finnettie M. MAY and 

in cas of her deth without issue then to her Sister Penelop MAY, and Brother Benj MAY 

Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Penelope MAY one Negro Girl by the name of Pernelia 

and her inc reas and in case of her death without isue then to gow to my Grand Daughter Mary F MAY and 

Grand Son Benjamin MAY 

Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Son Benj MAY one Negro boy by the name of Wilson (the son of 
Girl Dela and in case of the death of her Grand Son Benj MAY withou t isue then to go to Fennettie M. 
MAY and Penelope MAY 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Fennettie M MAY one tract or parcle of Land Known as 
my home place lying on the plank Road leading from Greenville to Wilson also one bed and furniture also 
my looms and in case of the death of my grand Daughter Fennetie M MAY without isu e then the tract of 
land to be equally Divided btwn Penelop MAY Benj MAY and the children of my Son Willis R. 
WILLIAMS 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Ann MAY all my warring apparel that she may want and 
that She give the remainder to my Grand Daughter Parthenia S WILLIAMS Fennetie M MAY and Penelop 
MAY 

Item I give and bequeath to my son Willis R WILLIAMS and my Daughter Mary Ann MAY all the 

ballance of my Estate which I have not disposed of and which is not herein after named to be equally 

divided between them to Share and Share a like 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Willis R WILLIAMS my Sopha 

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann MAY my Sidebourd 

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my Beloved Son Willis R WILLIAMS Administrator to all 
intents and purpos to execut this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the 
Same and part clause thereof herby revoking and dec lairin g uterly void all other wills and testaments by me 
hereby are made 

In witness whereof I the Said Feenette WILLILLIAMES do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 30 day 
of January A.D. 1863 



OS 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1863 

The following are selected items taken from the minutes of the Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for February 1863 found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East 
Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



[FAINT] 

Saturday Feby 7th 1863 Court met according to law 

Present L P BEARDSLEY, James PAUL, Caleb CANNON Esqrs. 

[FAINT] Narcissa LANG deed, returns an inventory & acct sales of said Estate 

E. [FAINT] gdn. to the minor heirs of Daniel HARDEE ? deed, returns acct of hiring of 

negroes the said wards on oath 

Jesse NOBLE guardian to Lewis BURNEY returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

Barnes BLAND guardian to Christopher BLAND returns his account current with his said ward on 
oath. 

C. PERKINS guardian to William D. HARRINGTON returns his account current with his said ward 
on oath. [p. 115] 

Ordered by the Court that Wm. J. BLOW be appted. adminr. on the Estate of John G. H. CORY 
deed, upon his giving bond in the sum of $2,000 with Jos. Jno. DANCY, Burton MCGOWNS & 
James C. ALBRITTON as securities. Bond given and Adminr. qualified. 

Wm. A. ROSS Executor of Wm. ROSS deed, returns his account of sales of the property of Sarah 
ROSS deed. 

Cinderella ALLEN Gdn. to the minor heirs of James ALLEN deed, returns her account current with 
his said wards on oath. 

Benjamin POLLARD Gdn. to Julia DENNY returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

James PARKER Ex. to Jesse S. PARKER deed, returns an inventory & account of Sales of said 
Estate. 

C. PERKINS & Wm. A. JENKINS executors of the Will of James S. CLARK deed, comes to Court 
& gives bond in the sum of $600,000 with W. H. PERKINS, Lewis LITTLE, Samuel W. LATHAM, 
William WHITEHEAD, Rippon WARD & David LANGLEY as sureties. Bond given and executors 
qualified. 

John GALLOWAY adminr. of N. MILLS deed, returns his acct. of hiring & renting of said estate. 

Alfred MO YE guard, to A. J. MOYE returns his returns his account current with his said ward on 
oath. 

C. L. VINES guard, to Charles V. NEWTON & Mary S. NEWTON returns his account current with 
his said ward on oath. 



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Ordered by the Court that Benjamin BELCHER be appted. administrator on the estate of John J. 
PARKER deed, (with the Will annexed) on entering into bond in the sum of $1,000 with Henry 
JOYNER & James PARKER as sureties. Bond given and admnrs. qualified. 

John L. DANIEL guard, to Theresa & Martha JOLLY returns his account current with his said ward 
on oath. 

James C. ALBRITTON comes into Court and renews his guardian bond as guardian to Martha & 
Fanny PARKER 

Amos EVANS a&ninistrator to E. W. JACKSON deed, returns his inventory & acct. of sales of said 
estate. 

Allen KITTRELL guard, to the heirs of Johnathan KITTRELL deed, renews bond in the sum of 
$8,000 with Thomas CANNON & Caleb CANNON as sureties. 

[FAINT] cilia B. EBORN returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

Allen KITTRELL guard, to the minor heirs of Johnathan KITTRELL deed, returns his account 
current with his said wards on oath. [p. 1 16] 

Henry JOYNER guard, to Joseph JOYNER returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

William J. MO YE admr. of David LANG deed, returns his inventory & acct. of sales of said estate. 

Simon J. NOBLES & Caleb EVANS exctrs. of Willie NOBLES deed, returns inventory & acct. of 
sales & hiring of said estate. 

The Will of John J. PARKER deed, was produced in open Court by James PARKER the person 
named as executor. The Will was proved by L. P. BEARDSLEY & James PARKER subscribing 
witnesses. Ordered the Will be recorded & filed. 

James PARKER the executor named in said Will in open Court renounced his right to qualify to the 
same— Whereupon on motion Benjamin BELCHER was appointed administrator with the Will 
annexed. He gave bond of $1,000 with James PARKER and Henry JOYNER as sureties. Bond given 
and admnr. qualified. 

A majority of the Justices being present a vote was taken whether there should be a Special Court for 
the Year & it was unanimously agreed that there should be & upon the result of the Election held L. 
P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb CANNON, Henry S. CLARK, Jas. L. PAUL & Moses JOYNER were 
elected Special COURT. 

A vote was then taken whether there should be a County Trustee elected for the next twelve months & 
it unanimously agreed that there should be & upon election held T. R CHERRY was unanimously 
elected, and he to give bond of $30,000 with C. PERKINS and J. J. CHERRY as sureties. Bonds 
accepted and CHERRY was qualified according to law. 

W. H. PERKINS Tax Collector offered his account of the Insolvents which was allowed amounting to 
$56.58. 



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Upon an Election for the office of Tax Collector for twelve months, W. H. PERKINS was 
unanimously re-elected and gave bonds in the sum of $40,000 with C. PERKINS, David LANGLEY, 
Enoch MOORE & Rippon WARD as his sureties, which was accepted by the Court and the said 
PERKINS was qualified according to law. 

Upon the Election held for the office of Coroner and upon comparing the votes, it was ascertained 
that Benjamin TYSON was duly elected and thereupon TYSON gave bonds of $2,000 with Noah 
FORBES and Samuel KITTRELL as sureties. Bonds given and TYSON qualified. 

[FAINT] held for School Committee. It was L. P. BEARDSLEY, Caleb 

CANNON, James WHICHARD, Henry STANCILL, 

NOBLES . [p. 118] 

[NEXT THREE ITEMS TOO FAINT] 

A majority of the Justices being present, On motion, It is ordered by the Court that a Tax of fifty cents 
on the hundred dollars valuation be levied for expenses of the County and also two dollars ? 

On motion, It is ordered by the Court that the Juries be dispensed with for May term next. 

A majority of the Justices being present, It is ordered by the Court that the Wardens of the Poor be 
and they are hereby authorized to afford such aid out of the funds for the poor to indigent persons not 
in the poor house as is their judgement may be right and proper, [p. 1 19] 

A majority of the Justices being present, It is ordered by the Court that $20,000 of bonds of the 
denomination of $100 bearing six percent interest running three years, and redeemable at any earlier 
period at the pleasure of the County — the interest on said bonds to be payable annually at the Court 
House in Greenville; Said bonds to be issued under the direction & certificate the Clerk & Chairman 
of the Court and sold by them after due advertisement at the Court House in Greenville; Provided the 
same can be sold for their par value — Said Bonds to be sold from time to time and in such sums as the 

interest of the County may require— And the money arising from said sales [FAINT] paid over (to 

wit) the first Ten dollars to the Military board of the to the County Trustee 

direction of the finance ? [p. 120] 

Ordered by the court that Wm. M. NELSON [FAINT] on the estate of Adam 

CARROLL [FAINT] in the sum of twelve ? [p. 120] 

Susan EDWARDS vs. Edmd. EDWARDS} Decree Susan pay the cost of petition 

Catherine SMITH & others vs. J. C. C. JENKINS adminr.} Decree .judgment against JENKINS. 

Margaret BULLOCK vs. Eason JAMES Adminr.} Decree The Commissioners who were 

appointed at the last term of this Court to allot to the Petitioner her years provisions out of the Estate 
of her deceased husband, having filed their report during the present term, the same is in all respects 
confirmed and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered and adjudged that Eason JAMES admr. 
pay the costs of this Petition out of the assets of his said Estate, [p. 121] 



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Mary A. MAY & Wm. MAY admrs. of Benj. MAY deed. vs. Frank PARROT & Wife & L. P. 

BEARDSLEY guardn.} Decree the stating of the account is in all respects confirmed and 

ordered to be recorded. The referee is allowed $25 for stating the account, one half of which is to be 
paid by the defendants & all other costs to be paid out of the fund. [p. 121] 

Mary A. MAY & Wm. MAY, Frank PARROT & Wife Martha vs. L. P. BEARDSLEY guardn.of 

minor heirs of Benjamin May deed.} Decree The Commissioners who were appointed at the 

last term of this Court to divide the slaves named in the petition among the parties, having filed their 
report during the present term and the division made by them appearing to the satisfaction of the 
Court to be fair and equal, the said report is in all respects confirmed, and ordered to be recorded- 
Judgement according to report for severally of Partition & for costs to be paid in equal proportion by 
the distributies- 

David S. FLEMING admr. of Jno. TEEL vs. Rich. TEEL, George TEEL, Rache TEEL} Decree 

Upon coming in the report of the clerk to whom was refered the statement of the account &c in the 
foregoing cause, the parties defendants all agreeing % no exceptions being taken to said report. It is 
agreed adjudged & decreed by the Court there that the said report be in all things confirmed, the 
referee is allowed five dollars for stating account, taking depositions, one half of which is to be paid 
by the Pltff & all the other costs by the defendants. Judgment against the administrator for the sum of 
$222.38 according to the report & the shares of the distributees are to be paid over to them upon their 
giving an indemnifying bond to the admr. 

Nancy STOKES vs.Calvin STOKES admr.} Decree The Commissioners who were appointed at 

the last term of this Court to allot to the Petitioner her years provisions out of the Estate of her 
deceased husband, having filed their report during the present term, the same is in all respects 
confirmed and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered, adjudged & decreed that the Admr. pay 
the costs of this Petition out of the assets of his said Estate, [p. 122] 

Ruthy TEEL vs. Allen J. CORBETT Admr. & Tammy E. TEEL} Decree The Commissioners 

who were appointed at the last term of this Court to allot to the Petitioner her years provisions out of 
the Estate of her deceased husband, having filed their report during the present term, the same is in all 
respects confirmed and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered, adjudged & decreed that the 
Admr. pay the costs of this Petition out of the assets of his said Estate. 

Winifred BROWN Ex Parte} The Commissioners who were appointed at the last term of this Court 
to allot to the Petitioner her years provisions out of the Estate of her deceased husband, having filed 
their report during the present term, the same is in all respects confirmed and ordered to be recorded. 
It is further ordered, adjudged & decreed that the Admr. pay the costs of this Petition out of the assets 
of his said Estate. 

Elizabeth TURNAGE Ex Parte} The Commissioners who were appointed at the last term of this 
Court to allot to the Petitioner her years provisions out of the Estate of her deceased husband, having 
filed their report during the present term, the same is in all respects confirmed and ordered to be 
recorded. It is further ordered, adjudged & decreed that the Admr. pay the costs of this Petition out of 
the assets of his said Estate. 

Elizabeth WHITEHURST To the Court} The Commissioners who were appointed at the last term of 
this Court to allot to the Petitioner her years provisions out of the Estate of her deceased husband, 
having filed their report during the present term, the same is in all respects confirmed and ordered to 



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be recorded. It is further ordered, adjudged & decreed that the Admr. pay the costs of this Petition out 
of the assets of his said Estate, [p. 123] 

Elizabeth TURN AGE vs. Robert TURNAGE & others} 
[WHOLE TOO FAINT} p. 124 

Be it remembered at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and held in the County 
of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the 23 d day of Feby 1863 

A majority of the Justices being present they ? into an election for a Commissioner to travel to 

Raleigh to collect the amount due this County for the support of the Soldiers family s when Amos EVANS 

was nominated and upon ? the Polls it was found that he was unanimously elected. Ordered that hye 

enter into bond in the sum of $30,000 with Wm M BROWN B G ALBRITTON and W. J. EVANS as 
sureties bond given and accepted by the Court [p. 126] 

Be it remembered at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and held in the County 
of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the 24th day of Feby 1863 A third of the magistrates being 
present Ordered by the Court that Arthur FORBES John S SMITH be appointed on the Military Board in 
the place of Allen BYNUM and Henry S CLARK 

Ordered by the Court that the following named persons be appointed to assess the Property of the Several 
Districts of the County (To Wit) 



Stancils District 


Andrews District 


Henry STANCIL J.P. 


James B. WARD J.P. 


Willie STANCIL 


C. 0. STATON 


Willie COBB 


Samuel BROWN 


Perkins District 


Pactolus District 


Henrv GOGANOUS JP 


Lewis G. LITTLE J.P. 


Joel JAMES 


David LANGLY 


Reddick CARNEY 


T. J. SHEPPARD 


Perkins District 


Browns District 


John A. HARRINGTON J.P. 


Henry W. BROWN 


Rippon WARD 


Peter REIVES 


William SHIVERS 


David S FLEMMING 


Falkland District 


Cross Roads District 


W. R. WILLIAMS J.P. 


Allen BYNUM J.P. 


William KING 


M. L. CARR 


Walter NEWTON 


Jesse SMITH 


Andrews District 


Griffins District 



Sherrod TYSON J.P. 
J. T. WILLIAMS 
Jos. L. BALLARD 



E. J. BLOUNT J.P. 
Allen KITTRELL 
J C C JENKINS 



Greenville District 

B. G. ALBRITTON J.P. 



Haddocks District 
Thos. CANNON J.P. 



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Jno S. SMITH 
Willie BROWN 



G. B. ELLIS 
WMCOX 



Burney's District 
Benj. F. HAZZELTON J.P. 
Thos M WIGGINS 
Jacob MCCOTTER 



Clay Root District 
Will A QUTNALLY JP 



Will COX 

Wm E EDWARDS 



Tafts District 
WmM. NELSON J.P. 
James GALLOWAY 
W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE 

Ordered by the that the following persons be appointed to take the Tax Lists in their respective Districts 



Stancils 


Bethel 


E. REIVES 


Eason JAMES 


Perkins 


Pactolus 


Ormond CHERRY 


J. L. WILSON 


Parkers 


Browns 


Robt. HATTON 


Wm WHITEHEAD 


Falkland 


Andrews 


Richd WILLIAMS 


W. J. EVANS 


Griffins 


Cross Roads 


Caleb CANNON 


Jacob JOYNER 


Greeneville 


Haddocks 


James L. PAUL 


Felix BRAXTON 


Burney's 


Clay Root 


Jesse NOBLES 


Caleb SMITH 


Taft's 




John GALLOWAY 





Received of L. P. BEARDSLEY $433.27 at being the premium received from the Sale of said Bonds. 

GADANCY clerk 



[TOO FAINT] 
[p.130] 

Received of and G. A. DANCY clerk of the Court of Pitt County $10,000 proceeds of sale of 100 



bonds of said County sold 28th Feby 1863 



J S SMITH 
Arthur FORBES 
W. M. B. BROWN 
Military Board of Pitt Co. 



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Boyd Family Heirlooms, 1953 

This article written by Jess Poindexter appeared in the Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, January 10, 
1953. Many of the old documents mentioned in this article were photocopied and became the 
Boyd Family Papers, Collection 253.1, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, 
J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Old Heirlooms Fill Their Home 

Misses Louise and Sue Boyd Preserve Memories And Mementos Of 

The Past 

November 20, 1739 North Carolina is still a crown colony under Royal Gov. Gabriel 
JOHNSTON, and it will be 20 years before Pitt County is finally formed from Beaufort. 

On Thursday, nearly 214 years ago a MCDOWELL of what was then a portion of Beaufort 
County sold 200 acres of land located in that county to a TAFT, a resident neighbor. 

Negotiations in the transaction, which probably were held in front of an open fireplace over a 
brandy decanter, when completed called for payment of "coin and other considerations." 

And that same crude deed with its hand drawn seal signed that day— yellowed with age now—is 
still in existence, filed carefully away from the public eye in an old desk at a home in Greenville. Residents 
there have saved it because they are descendants of that MCDOWELL. 

Many Documents 

In fact, a number of such old legal documents are preserved at the old Boyd house, where reside 
Joseph C. BOYD, Misses Mary Louise BOYD and Sue McDowell BOYD, and their niece, Miss Elizabeth 
McLuer HAYDEN. 

Miss Louise who was born in 1909 became the first Pitt County native ever to graduate from 
nursing school, recalls keenly the legends associated with her ancestors, especially the Boyds since she 
bears that name. 

Her sister Miss Sue, also entertains vivid recollections of the stories and events that happened 
many, many decades ago. She is a former school teacher, having graduated from East Carolina College 
during the first part of the 20th century. 

Miss Sue tells of the MCLUER side of the family. The first account she recalls in that regard was 
of James Davis MCLUER, a sea captain who married Lorraine BLOUNT of Cape Cod, Mass. sometime 
during the late 1700's. 

Buried at Sea 

"He reportedly met her while on a sea voyage," Miss Sue says, "and immediately fell in love with 
her. They were married soon afterward. Later, Capt. MCLUER died aboard ship while enroute home from 
the West Indies and was buried at sea." But the BOYDs still have the captain's sea chest he carried on his 
many voyages throughout the world. 

Their father, James Foreman BOYD, was born in 1838 and remained in Pitt County all his life 
except for service in the Army of the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Miss Louise tells of 
his short service and capture by Federal forces. 



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"My father was in the first company captured at Cape Hatteras. He was taken to Governor's Island 
imprisoned for one year until he was exchanged," she recounts, and goes on to tell of his meeting with a 
friendly Yankee crewman on the boat to Federal prison. 

Odd Fellows' Sign 

"On the boat to Governor's Island," my father told me later, "there was very little food and he 
became very hungry. When a Yankee passed on deck my father gave him the Odd Fellows' sign and the 
sailor happened to be a lodge member. He gave my father a cold, boiled turnip, which he (BOYD) said 
later really tasted good." 

The father of the BOYD who was captured on Hatteras, also named John Foreman BOYD, owned 
a plantation approximately six miles out of Greenville on the Washington highway. He is reputed to have 
made the statement, "When I stand on my front porch and look about me, I own everything as far as I can 
see." 

At any rate, Miss Louise declared, he had a tried and true rule for picking cotton which he applied 
to all his slaves. The Boyds relate how their grandfather insisted that during cotton picking time each slave 
had to pick enough cotton that the lint would yield enough seed to fill a slave's shoe. 

Rich Man 

"At the time of his death he was the richest man in Pitt County," Miss Louisa asserts, "He was 
rich, even by the standards of that day, and he didn't make it on cotton, he made it on hogs and corn." She 
explains that he shipped all his produce out by boats on Tar River. 

When grandfather BOYD died in 1859, a public sale or unparalleled proportions was held at his 
various farms in Pitt County. Such items as 24,000 pounds of pork, 1,500 barrels of corn, dozens of mules 
and horses and farming equipment were disposed of. 

Only one piece of property of his original vast holdings still remains in the hands of his 
descendants. It is a home and farm located on the old Pactolus road, and it has been in the family without 
changing hands for 94 years. 

Family Bible 

The BOYDS still retain the old MCLUER family Bible, wherein are entered the names of all 
MCLUER descendants through the years. It is 108 years old, having been published by Jasper HARDING 
of Philadelphia in 1844. The Bible is printed on thick pages in bold faced type. 

Also in the family are two prayerbooks, one Episcopal and one Presbyterian. The former was 
acquired in 1857, the later in 1833. Many photograph albums containing the likenesses of distinguished 
ancestors long dead, are in evidence at the BOYD house on West Third Street. 

The house is an inexhaustible source of old manuscripts, family heirlooms, and curios. Worn 
copies of old magazines, long out of date, are liberally distributed about the rooms. They reflect the glory 
and gentility of another age. 

On the living room table lies a Harper's Monthly Magazine, dated 1859. Other publications in 
evidence are Scribner's Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Young Ladies Journal and a monthly Illustrated 
American. 

Priceless Articles 

The BOYDS are in possession of two articles of dining ware on which they will set no price. 
They are a set of Royal Ironstone china imported from England more than 100 years ago, and a complete 
set of flat silver, hand hammered from silver coins. 

The spoons are worn so thin from decades of use they have to be delicately handled and are no 
longer in service. Some of the BOYD'S cherished chinaware is identically matched at Washington's home 
at Mt. Vernon. 



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They have casters designed to hold condiments and relishes, cut glass wine and brandy decanters, 
china fruit baskets, fruit compote dishes, articles of pewter, and many of those items find haven on the 
family's 100-year-old bouffet. 

But the heirlooms of which the entire family is proudest are two faded but well-preserved wedding 
dresses— those of the BOYD mother, the former Miss Emma Felicia MCLUER, who married John 
Foreman BOYD in 1863, and their grandmother's, the former Miss Louisa ELLIS who married James 
Henry MCLUER in 1839 

Their grandmother MCLUER'S dress was cut from hand-made white silk, and is nearly 1 14 years 
old. Their mother's dress is of designed English silk line with handkerchief linen. The fabric contains 
designs because white silk was impossible to come by during the years of civil war, and she was married in 
1863 — on the site where Globe Hardware Company is now located. 

Some of the other pieces of antebellum attire for young ladies preserved at the Boyd house are a 
shawl of Spanish lace, formal evening cape of white silk interwoven with gold thread, doiman wrap of red 
velvet with a quilted lining and a cape of red linen. 

All these articles are very old and must be handled carefully, but they have lost none of the 
grandeur one unconsciously associates with that day and age. They are termed "priceless," and are seen by 
a chosen few modern eyes. 

Old "Colt" 

Miss Sue and Miss Louise display with pride the long-barreled "cap and ball" Colt their father 
carried in the war with the "Yankees." It is 102 years old with a solid walnut handle and trimmed in brass. 

In a bedroom off the living room at the BOYD house is an old "poster" bed of Rosewood dating 
back prior to 1 840. On its feather mattress is a 100 year-old spread of pure linen, hand- woven and hand- 
tied. They are only two of many such items of comparable nature and age to be found in the house. 

Some of the old documents to be found at the BOYD place, many of them 200 years old, are 
signed with such familiar family names as MILLS, MO YE, TAFT, MCDOWELL, SIMPSON, 
RICHARDS, LAUGHtNGHOUSE, BLOUNT, BOYD, EVANS, CLARK, GRIMES and many others. 

Old Deeds 

The text, essentially from a few of the aged documents is as follows: 

1. Pitt County January Court, 1780, John SIMPSON, register of deeds records a deed for 100 acres of land 
to Thomas LAUGfflNGHOUSE from Andrew LAUGfflNGHOUSE, witnessed by Reading BLOUNT and 
Ralph RICHARDS. 

2. Deed of a plot from an old patent grant to John MILLS dating back to January, 1742, signed by Wyatt 
MO YE, surveyor. Plans of disputed land between Foreman MCDOWELL, September term Pitt County 
Court, 1821. For William GASTON, Esquire. 

3. For $395 B. F. BLACKLEDGE sold Foreman MCDOWELL one Negro slave named Charles, February, 
1829. Witnessed by Bryan , William CLARK, register of deeds. 

These and many more ?ing recollections of by-gone days greet the modern-day visitor who 

obtains an interview with the BOYDS. Theirs is a sa nction for ancient manuscripts and heirlooms. 

[PHOTO CAPTION] Antique Swiss Clock. Having tolled the hour for more than a century, the above 

Swiss clock was owned by the BOYD'S grandfather and now sits atop the mantelpiece at the BOYD home 
in Greenville. It is enclosed in a glass canopy and is faithfully wound once a day. 



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Pitt County Homes of the 1880's 

This is part of a narrative written by the noted Pitt County historian, Jesse Lillington Jackson (1874-1969). 
In December 1950 Jesse Lillington Jackson was primarily responsible for regenerating the Pitt County 
Historical Society. He had done extensive research on Pitt County history and genealogy and was 
interested in the formation of a permanent organization for compiling a history of the county. In 1960 
he gave his historical notes to Sheppard Memorial Library in Greenville, N.C. Sadly, most of his 
research has been stolen. This article appeared in the Daily Reflector, Wed., July 7, 1965. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



In the 1880's the era of the cabin had almost disappeared, although many remained with their 
chimneys made of sticks and clay and with clay daubed between the logs to keep out the winter air. Even if 
the wealthier people were lucky enough to have houses built from sawn lumber, they often let them remain 
unplastered and unpainted. In spite of it all this, the houses became friendly and warm when a big fire was 
built in the huge fireplaces, many of which could burn a log that was five feet long. 

The average house had only three or four rooms, with the living room oftentimes doubling as a 
bedroom with at least one and possibly two beds in it. Sometimes there was also a trundle bed which was 
small enough to fit under the larger bed during the day, but provided a bed for several children at night. 

Very similar to the houses, the furniture consisted mainly of handmade items left unpainted. 
Bedsteads with ropes crisscrossed to hold up the mattresses — the long remembered feather types with 
shuck mattresses — adorned the living rooms along with several homemade chairs made with oak splint 
bottoms, a rocking chair or two, a "cricket" or child's seat made of boards, and perhaps a cradle and small 
table. Curtains decorated some windows, although many of them lacked both curtains as well as window 
shutters. 

Behind the living room, and sometimes even in a separate building, was the kitchen, equipped 
with a large cooking fireplace and a few utensils regarded now as collector's items. 

A most popular cooking vessel was the "spider," a flat bottomed cast iron pot with a cast iron 
cover. The cover had a rim around the edge to hold coals on the top of it when the spider was used for 
baking bread, biscuits and so on: but otherwise the spider was used without the cover, like a skillet, for 
heating water or roasting coffee, with smaller sizes similar to pots, being used to cook vegetables. These 
black wonders had three legs each about three inches long and an "ear" at either side for inserting 
pothandles. 

In addition to the spiders, other kitchen utensils included a wooden "safe" for the storage of 
leftover foods away from flies, a meat barrel, a flour barrel and several bread trays, the later having been 
hewn from blocks cut from living pawpaw gum trees in the swamps and shaped by an adze. Table utensils 
consisted of knives and forks with bone or horn handles and spoons made either from pewter or tin. 

Although most people raised a great deal of the food items they needed, they did have to go to 
town for some things. Coffee was bought in the bean and had to be roasted and ground at home before it 
could be used. To do this a coffee mill which was either fastened to the kitchen wall or held in one's lap 
was employed. Flour was bought from the general store in barrels, but sugar, coffee and molasses had to be 
bought in smaller quantities. The age of packages had not arrived yet, so the buyers brought jugs or 
containers along with them to carry the smaller items home in. Small sealed, waterproof boxes were 
nonexistent so crackers were shipped in large wooden boxes, while shoes, alone with a dozen or more 
additional pairs came in large containers. 

Another main piece of furniture for any household was the rectangular dining table surrounded by 
wooden benches, as table chairs were very rare. Since there were no window or door screens, various 
methods were used to keep flies from eating the food before the family had an opportunity to. The first 



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attempt at shooing flies was the use of dome-shaped screens of wire mesh which were set over individual 
dishes. More frequently however, the people kept flies away by using a broom of peacock feathers or a 
stick with strips of paper tied to it and by waving it back and forth over the table. 

Washing methods were a far cry from the push button machines of today, as wooden tubs were set 
in the yard where they could easily be filled with water heated in a large pot. After scrubbing the clothes 
with washboards and soap made from grease and lye made from ashes leached out in a bin, the women 
hung the wash on fences or ropes. Ironing was done with flat irons heated on the hearth before the fire. 

Clothing too, was almost entirely homemade with just heavy pants and dress clothing being 
bought from town. Raw cotton was carded, spun into thread, woven into cloth on hand looms and then 
sewn into useable items with a needle and thread. Knitting, which has increased in popularity, within the 
past years, was employed in the 1880s in making socks and stockings as well as sweaters. 

Life in Pitt County in the 1 880s must have been varied and interesting as well as difficult judging 
from modern day standards. Many of the household items used then are now prized possessions of antique 
dealers and museums, each one adding its own touch to thoughts about what life must have been like. 



Tyson Meeting House Deed, 1869 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book SS, p. 209; Register of Deeds Office, 
Pitt County Court House. Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

This indenture made the 3 day of Sept A.D. 1869 between Richard L. TYSON, and wife Margaret TYSON 
of the one part and Richard L. TYSON, Howell JOYNER, Moses TYSON & Joab TYSON Trustees of the 
other part all of the County of Pitt and State aforesaid Witnesseth: For and in consideration of the love and 
affection for the Primitive Baptist Church, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Richard 
L. TYSON and wife Margaret, hath given granted aliened released conveyed and confirmed and by these 
presents doth give grant alien release convey and confirm unto the said Richard L. TYSON, Howell 
JOYNER, Moses TYSON & Joab TYSON, Trustees for the use of Primitive Baptist Church, one acre of 
land with the Tyson Meeting House thereon being in said county and State, on the North side of Little 
Contentnea Creek, and on the North side of the road leading from Wilson to Greenville , Bounded as 
follows, Be gjnjng at a Sweet Gum, in Branch near the Road and in ning with Greenville & Wilson road 127 
yds to a corner nearly o piset Methodist Meeting hous & thence nearly a North cours withe marked line to a 
curve in Branch and thence down branch to begining, containing one acre be the same more or less. To 
have and to hold to Richard L. TYSON, Howell JOYNER, Moses TYSON & Joab TYSON, Trustees in fee 
simple for the use of the Primitive Baptist Church and no other use. And the said Richard L. TYSON, and 
wife Margaret for themselves their heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant with the said 
Richard L. TYSON, Howell JOYNER, Moses TYSON & Joab TYSON, Trustees and their successors who 
may hereafter named by a majority of the members of the Primitive Baptist Church at Tysons Meeting 
House and the said Richard L. TYSON & wife Margaret doth warrant and defend the said premises against 
the claims of any and all persons. 

In Testimony whereof we do hereunto set our hands and seals the day and date above written. 
Signed sealed and delivered} Richard L. TYSON {Seal} 

in presence of Margaret L. TYSON {Seal} 

L. P. BEARDSLEY Ct 



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Greene County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Mary Frances FRIZZELLE (md. O. W. FRIZZELLE) b. Apr. 3, 1863 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 1, 1924 
F: Ja EDWARDS, b. Greene County 
M: Frances DLXON 

Samuel H. KILPATRICK (md. Mollie) b. Nov. 3, 1859 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 15, 1924 Hookerton Twsp. 
F: George KILPATRICK, b. Greene County 
M: Mary W. HOOKER, b. Greene County 

Benjamin Franklin HARDY, b. Dec. 26, 1839 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 17, 1924 in Hookerton Twsp. 
F: William HARDY, b. Greene County 
M: Rosa EDWARDS, b. Greene County 

Harriet W. BYNUM, b. Apr. 21, 1840 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 26, 1924 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Peter fflNES, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Mary E. MAY, b. Pitt County 

Noah Henry TURNAGE (md. Ava Gray) b. Feb. 24, 1886 Greene Co., d. Jan. 21, 1924 in Jason Twsp. 
F: Joseph TURNAGE, b. Greene County 
M: Nancy SUGG b. Greene County 

Mrs. Sallie WAINRIGHT (md. Hugh) b. Nov. 19, 1898 Pitt Co., d. Feb. 14, 1924 in Ormondsville Twsp. 
F: SyL STOCKS, b. Pitt County 
M: Nancy DAIL, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Apsley A. MOORE, b. Oct. 2, 1852 in Greene County, d. May 7, 1924 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Isom JONES, b. Greene County 
M: Nicy NICHOLS, b. Greene County 

Thomas William TUGWELL (md Pennie) b. Dec. 30, 1857 in Pitt Co., d. June 26, 1924 in Olds Twsp. 
F: Levi TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 
M: Liddia JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Alice LASSITER (md. T. N.) b. May 25, 1854 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 8, 1924 in Snow Hill 
F: Archie FLANAGAN, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary BELL, b. Lenoir County 

Churchill Cleveland BELL, b. July 7, 1888 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 1, 1924 Bull Head Twsp., drowned 
F: Ollin BELL 
M: Julia SPIKES 

Walter S. TUGWELL, b. Aug. 7, 1884 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 8, 1924 in Olds Twsp, auto accident 
F: Levi TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 
M: Lydia TUGWELL, b. Pitt County 



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Edward O. ALLEN (md. Mary W. B.) b. Feb. 17, 1859 in Lenoir Co., d. Feb. 9, 1925 Hookerton 
F: Noah J. ALLEN, b. Pitt County merchant 
M: Lucretia PERRY, b. Beaufort County 



Pennie TILGHMAN, b. Dec. 27, 1847 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 24, 1925 in Hookerton 
F: William TILGHMAN, b. Lenoir County 
M: Penelope BRAXTON, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Fannie SLAUGHTER (md. Richard) b. in 1861 Greene Co., d. Mar. 7, 1925 in Hookerton 
F: William TILGHMAN, b. Lenoir County 
M: Penelope BRAXTON, b. Greene County 

E. Helisse HAGANS (md. Maud) b. Oct. 30, 1891 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 4, 1925 in Hookerton 
F: Jesse B. HAGANS, b. Wilson County Railroad Agent 

M: Elizabeth TURNER, b. Pitt County 

Jasper BAKER (md. Lillie) b. June 13, 1853 in Greene Co., d. June 3, 1925 in Olds Twsp. 

F: Bryant BAKER, b. Greene County 

M: Riddie SLAUGHTER, b. Greene County 

R. E. BRILEY (md. Annie T.) b. Aug. 1 1, 1862. in Pitt Co., d. July 20, 1925 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: James A. BRILEY, b. Pitt County 
M: Elsie HARRIS, b. Pitt County 

John T./L.? PARKER, b. Dec. 29, 1848 in Pitt Co., d. July 12, 1925 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: Washington PARKER, b. NC 
M: Mary KING, b. Pitt County. 

Christopher Columbus WHITLEY, b. Sept. 16, 1860 Greene Co., d. Sept. 4, 1925 Speights Bridge Twsp. 
F: ?? 

M: Betsy CRISP, b. Pitt County 

Susan C. JONES (md. Gardner JONES) b. Nov. 20, 1876 in Pitt Co., d. Dec. 6, 1925 in Olds Twsp. 

F: Calvin JONES, b. NC 

M: Mary JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

William Reddin GAY, b. Dec. 8, 1846 Greene Co., d. Dec. 22, 1925 in Speights Bridge 
F: Bryant GAY, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Matilda WEBB, b. Edgecombe County 

William JOYNER (md. Maggie) b. Aug. 1852 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 27, 1926 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: John JOYNER, b. Pitt County buried Rainbow Cemetery 

M: Nancy JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

William A. LEWIS (md. Annie) b. July 9, 1879 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 4, 1926 in Carrs Twsp. 
F: Jimmie LEWIS, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Mary MAY, b. Pitt County 

Martha HART (md. F. C. HART) b. Mar. 27, 1847 in Lenoir Co., d. Feb. 7, 1926 in Jason Twsp. 
F: William HARDY, b. NC 
M: Sallie ALDRBDGE, b. NC 



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Mrs. Laura CARR, b. Oct. 20, 1858 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 31, 1926 in Ormonds Twsp. 

F: Robert CARR, b. Pitt County 

M: Sarah HOOKER, b. Greene County 

Elisha DILDY (md. Sarah J.) b. Sept. 15, 1855 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 22, 1926 in Speights Bridge 

F: Wiley DILDY, b. Greene County 

M: Mananza BERGERON, b. Greene County 

J. S. RASBERRY, b. Mar. 7, 1855 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 22, 1926 in Speights Bridge 
F: Stephen RASBERRY, b. Greene County 
M: Patsey HARPER b. Greene County 

Mrs. Martha A. MANNING (md. J. H.) b. Feb. 29, 1858 Pitt Co., d. May 27, 1926 in Speights Bridge 
F: Sam ALLEN 
M: Annie TYSON 

James H. HARDY (md. Fannie) b. Mar. 18, 1853 in Wayne Co., d. May 29, 1926 in Ormonds Twsp. 
F: Jesse HARDY, b. Wayne County 
M: Lany TYSON, b. Pitt County 

RevJ, C. HART (md. Martha C.) b. Jan. 31, 1842 in NC, d. June 9, 1926 in Jason Twsp. 
F: Robert HART, b. NC 
M: ?? 

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MOZINGO (md. William) b. Apr. 7, 1847 in NC, d. July 1, 1926 
F: Joshery T. DAWSON, b. NC 
M: Polly MOZINGO, b. NC 

Mrs. Charlie Nicey EDWARDS, b. Mar. 2, 1864 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 21, 1926 in Ormondsville 
F: Charlie BOWEN, b. Greene County 
M: Liza GRIMSLEY, b. Greene County 

Edward G. HART, b. Dec. 28, 1850 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 21, 1926 in Hookerton Twsp. 
F: Thomas W. HART, b. Greene County 
M: Elizabeth GRAY, b. Lenoir County 

Leavie Alexander CORBETT, b. Apr. 9, 1870 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 13, 1926 Ormondsville, drowned 
F: J. M. CORBETT, b. Pitt County 
M: Annie BRINKLEY, b. Pitt County 

Albert E. SPEIGHT, b. Apr. 17, 1854 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 15, 1927 in Bull Head Twsp. 
F: Blannie SPEIGHT, b. Greene County 
M: Elizabeth DAIL, b. Greene County 

Ashley C. BYNUM (md. Martha) b. Dec. 25, 1863 in Greene Co., d. July 6, 1927 in Olds Twsp. 
F: John L. BYNUM, b. Pitt County 
M: Harriet HINES, b. Greene County 

John MCLAWHORN (md. Mattie NEWELL) age 72, b. Greene Co., d. Oct. 30, 1927 in Ormondsville 

F: Jessie MCLAWHORN, b. Greene County 

M:?? 



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William Heber STOCKS (md. Alice) b. Oct. 12, 1874 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 4, 1928 in Hookerton 
F: A. H. STOCKS, b. Greene County 
M: Addie DAIL, b. Greene County 

Frank MOORE, age 77, b. Greene Co., d. Feb. 16, 1928 in Ormondsville 
F: Spencer MOORE 
M: (too faint) 

Stephen CRAFT (md. Georgia) age 54, b. Greene Co., d. May 14, 1928 in Speights Bridge 

F: W. J. CRAFT, b. Greene County 

M: Telithia BEAMAN, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Fannie LETCHWORTH (md. Elias) b. Mar. 3, 1854 Greene Co., d. Sept. 22, 1928 Speights Bridge 
F: Jacob WAINRIGHT, b. Greene County 
M: Nancy WAINRIGHT, b. Greene County 

W. G. FAULKNER (md. Mary) aged abt. 69, b. Greene Co., d. Oct. 17, 1928 in Ormondsville 
F: Reden FAULKNER, b. Lenoir County 
M: STOCKS, b. Lenoir County 

Mrs. Betsy STOCKS (widow of Cannon) aged abt. 103, b. Craven Co., d. Dec. 9, 1927 in Jason 
F: ?? buried Cobb Place, Greene Co. 

M: ?? Found in 1928 Death Certificates 

Informant: John STOCKS, LaGrange, NC 

William Henry TRIPP (md. Sarah Jane) b. Dec. 29, 1872 Pitt Co., d. Dec. 7, 1928 in Hookerton 

F: William FORREST, b. Pitt County from stomach cancer 

M: Jane TRIPP, b. Pitt County buried Bowen Cemetery, Greene Co. 

Thomas U. LASSITER, Sr., b. Aug. 16, 1854 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 21, 1929 in Snow Hill, NC 
F: Uzzell LASSITER, b. Greene County 
M: Priscie JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

Elias SKINNER, (md. Maggie) b. Mar. 28, 1875 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 20, 1929 in Olds Twsp. 

F: W. H. SKINNER, b. Pitt County 

M: Emmaline WOODARD, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Sallie BARNES (md. William) b. Feb. 10, 1855 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 22, 1929 in Bull Head Twsp. 
F: Robert SHINGLETON, b. Pitt County 
M: Eliza SHINGLETON, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Mary TYNDALL, (md. Willie) age 52, b. Pitt Co., d. May 2, 1929 in Ormondsville Twsp. 

F: Spencer HARRIS, b. Pitt County she died from wounds from a house falling on her 

M: Jane BOYCE, b. Pitt County in a storm. 

Mrs. Joanna HATHAWAY (widow) age 84, b. NC, d. May 20, 1929 in Speight's Bridge Twsp. 
F: Ivy HATHAWAY, b. NC 
M: Fanny CORBETT, b. NC 



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Crawford Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, 
NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 



Crawford, Allen (37) Calvin Crawford & Susan 
Pridgen, Dicey (40) Green Letchworth & Elizabeth 
Feb. 14, 1877. Farmville. B. S. Sheppard, JP 
Jno. B. Nichols, Amos C. Hemby, Elias Hemby 

Crawford, Allen (80) James Crawford & Sophey 
Tripp, Jackey Ann (60) Luke McLawhorn & Molsey 

Jan. 18, 1888. Contentnea. James E. Craft, Min. 

C. L. Little, Alfred Cannon, W. A. Little 

Crawford, Bob (29) George Crawford & Bettie 
Freeman, Ada (20) Henry Freeman & Susan 

Dec. 19, 1899. Contentnea. Fred McGlohon 
C. W. Nichols, T. F. Nobles, T A. Allen 

Crawford, C. C. (71) James Crawford & Sophia 
Case, Betsie (40) Billy Case & ng 

Feb. 29, 1883. Contentnea. Fred McLowhorn, Min. 

J. B. Ellis, B. E. Moye, Frank Moye 

Crawford, Benj. Frank Calvin Crawford & Susie 
Kinsaul, Ann Eliza Henry Kinsaul & Clara 

Oct. 24, 1869. Contentnea. Wm. J. Baker, Min. 

Crawford, D. L. (40) Calvin Crawford & M. 
Burnett, Mary E. (2 1 ) Wm. Burnett & Ophia 

May 25, 1887. Beaver Dam. Fred McLawhorn, Min. 

P. A. Allen, John H. Manning, J. W. Smith 

Crawford, J. B. (27) Henry Crawford & Martha 
Sutton, Liddie (18) Joseph Sutton & Drucilla Crawford 

Apr. 27, 1892. Beaver Dam. I. J. Anderson, JP 

L. F. Anderson, J. H. Manning 

Crawford, James F. (23) Calvin Crawford & Sucie or Susie? 
Norris, Arrena (17) Reddin Norris & Martha J. 

Feb. 20, 1886. place ng. Fred McGlohorn, Min. 

R. A. Nichols, Chas Mclawhorn, M. Slaughter 

Crawford, John C. (24) Calvin Crawford & Susan 
Sutton, Drucilla (34) James Allen & Lucinda 

Apr. 19, 1875. Farmville. Wm. J. Baker, min. 

Amos. Hemby, Simon Nobles, Noah Tyson 



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Crawford, M. A. (24) ng 
Anderson, A. B. (22) ng 

Jan. 9, 1873. Greenville twsp. Jno. B. Worsley, JP 

R. A. Allen, J. L. Allen, Addie Ballard 

Crawford, W. H. (24) Calvin Crawford & Susan 
Nobles, Clemy F. (24) Simon J. Nobles & Mary 

Feb. 7, 1888. Greenville twsp. Fred McLawhon 
John R. Smith, R. M. Smith, W. G. Garris 

Crawford, W. R. (20) D. L. Crawford & Emily H. 
Allen, Julie F. (28) William Allen & Louiza 

June 23, 1891. Greenville twsp. Fred McGlohon 

L. H. Allen, N. W. Tyson 

Allen, Lewis (27) Buddie [Ichabod] Allen & Purlina 

Crawford, Mary E. (14) D. L. Crawfo & Emily 

July 8, 1891. Greenville twsp. Jas. C. Craft, Min. 

H. H. Ernul, E. S. Spain, H. M. Millans 

Allen, Louis H. (23) Ichabud Allen & Paulina 
Crawford, Bettie E. (1 9) D. L. Crawford & Emily 

Mar. 24, 1886. Greenville twsp. Rich'd. Williams, Jr., JP 
J. J. Cory, John H. Manning, W. C. Dudley 

Anderson, Lawrence (26) John Anderson & Sallie 
Crawford, Mary (22) Henry Crawford & Martha 
Apr. 22, 1890. Beaver Dam. J. W. Smith, JP 
H. C. Kinsaul, J. B. Crawford, R. A. Nichols 

Barber, Henry (26) Abram Barber & Elizabeth 

Crawford, Louisa (19) Ivey Crawford & Betsy 

Feb. 1, 1882. Greenville twsp. Wm. May, Min. FWB 
Paul Herrington, Alfred Cannon, Elias A. Baldree 

Brown, James (21) ng 
Crawford, Nancy (22) ng 

Mar. 22, 1873. Contentnea. by ng 

J. T. Sweet, J. H. Allen, J. Elks 



Cannon, Alfred (24) Thomas Cannon, Jr. & Polly 
Crawford, Siddie (20) Ivey Crawford & Elizabeth 

Oct. 9, 1878. Greenville twsp. Fred McGlawhorn, Min. 

Paul Herrington, James Herrington, M. Crawford 

Dail, W. M. (27) Mathew Dail & ng 

Crawford, Elnor F. (28) ng 

July 20, 1886. Contentnea. T. N. Manning 

Luke Mclorhon, David Smith, Brinkley White 

Moye, Benjamin (23) George Moye & Gracy 
Crawford, Orpha (18) Calvin Crawford & Susan 

Apr. 8, 1883. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

J. B. Ellis, W. C. Jackson, J. W. Dail 

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Nichols, W. A. (23) Silas Nichols & Louisa 
Crawford, Magnolia ( 1 6) John Crawford & Drucilla 
Nov. 26, 1893. Beaver Dam. J. W. Smith, SP [?] 
W. W. Worthington, N. C. Smith, S. S. Hariss 

Nobles, John (2 1 ) Jno. Nobles & Mattie 

Crawford, Annie (27) B. F. Crawford & Jacky A. 

Sept. 24, 1898. Beaver Dam. J. H. Manning, JP 
W. D. Moye, J. M. Waters, W. J. Manning 

O'Neal, Sanford (22) Asa O'Neal & Polly 
Crawford, Susan E. (2 1 ) Calvin Crawford & Susan 

May 2, 1881. Farmville. Josephus Latham, Min. 

Amos C. Hemby, John B. Nichols, Robt. Nichols 

Stocks, J. J. (25) [should be Stokes] Gulford Stocks & T. A. 
Summerall, Mary E. (23) Wm. J. [no surname] & Julia Crawford 
Sept. 6, 1893. Contentnea. Fred McLawhorn 

B. F. Jolly, M. F. Summerall 

Strickland, W. B. (27) R. A. Strickland & Sallie 
Crawford, Mary (18) B. F. Crawford & Eliza A. 
Feb. 5, 1889. Beaver Dam. Jas. S. Norman 

C. C. Case, Elias Sutton, J. H. Moore 

Tyson, Joseph (2 1 ) Joseph Tyson & Martha Crawford 
Brand, Talitha J. ( 1 8) Nathan Brand & Linda 
Apr. 8, 1880. Farmville. J. S. Norman, JP 
J. L. Ballard, Jr. R. A. Nichols, R. N. Norris 

Vanderford, George (24) Wm. Vanderford & Polly 
Crawford, Mary L. (1 8) Calvin Crawford & Susan 

Jan. 17, 1875. Contentnea. W. G. Baker, Min. 

W. J. Baker, Thos. Nichols, B. Manning, Amos Hemby 

Willoughby, Ruel (46) Robert Willoughby & Elizabeth 
Crawford, Christianna (30) ng & Sophia Crawford 

Mar. 8, 1881. Farmville. Jas. S. Norman, JP 
Robert T. Willoughby, Ruel Willoughby, J. C. Norman 

Willoughby, Thomas (40) Robert Willoughby & Betsy 
Crawford, Rachel E. (30) Calvin Crawford & Susan 

Feb. 24, 1881. Greenville twsp. John B. Worsley, JP 
Nannie W. Worsley, George Crawford, R Willoughby 



OS 



Bible Records 



James Taylor Lewis Bible Record 

The New Testament, published by the American Tract Society, New York: 150 Nassau Street and 
Boston: 28 Cornhill. No date on frontpiece. This bible was found by Eva May Lewis Walker in her 
parent's home. This record was taken from a photocopy of the original record shared with the 
Quarterly by Mrs. Elizabeth Borum. 

BIRTHS 

James Taylor Lewis the son of Thomas Lewis and his wife Marina Lewis was born September the 24 
1844 

Mary Finettee Lewis the daughter of Benjamin May and his Wife Mary A E May was born September 
22 1846 

Benjamin May Lewis the son of James T Lewis and his Wife Mary F Lewis was born November the 
13 1866 

James Thomas Lewis the son of James Lewis and his wife Mary F Lewis was born September the 6th 
1868 

Finettee Amanda Williams Lewis the daughter of James T Lewis and his Wife Mary F Lewis was 
bora oct 7th 1870 

John Lewis the son of James Lewis and his wife Mary Lewis was born September the 8th 1873 
Mary Ann Marina Lewis the daughter of James T Lewis and his Wife Mary F Lewis was born 
January 7th 1875 --died Dec. 13, 1954 

Agnes Blanch Lewis the daughter of James T Lewis and his Wife Mary F Lewis was born March the 

13th 1877, died March 18, 1936 

William Alonza Lewis was born July the 9th 1 879 

Samuel Taylor Lewis was born Sept the 10th 1881 

John Redin Lewis was born September the 28th 1 883 

Ben Lang was born Jan 25 1905. 

Rosa Lee Lang was born March 10, 1909 

DEATHS 

John Lewis the son of James Lewis and his wife Mary F Lewis died September 8th 1879 
James T Lewis departed this life sept 17th 1884 
Mary F Lewis departed this life June 17, 1917 
Mary Lewis Lang B. 1-7-1875 d. 12-13-54 
Albert Van Meter Lang B. 3-17-1874 d. 3-24-1909 

MARRIAGES 

James T Lewis and Mary Finette May his wife was married the 16th January AD 1866 
B. M. Lewis and Mittie Baker were married July the , 1 892. AD. 

Martin Nelson Bible Record 

This Bible was carried by Martin and Susannah Edwards Nelson from Pitt County, North Carolina, their 
original home, to Izard County, Arkansas. The part of Izard County where they resided was reformed into 
Stone County, Arkansas, in 1873. Martin died in Mountain View, then Izard County, in 1852 and his wife 
in 1886 in Mountain View in, by that time, Stone County. The Bible was handed down to Martin's and 



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Susannah's daughter Sidney (Siddie) Nelson Atchison who in turn left it to her daughter Lucy Jane 
Atchison Franklin Ward. Lucy Jane gave the Bible to her daughter Dorothy May Franklin Thurman who 
then gave it to her son Robert Louis Thurman. In 2005 when his wife died and he no longer worked on 
family genealogy, he gave the Bible to his niece Donnie Mabe Rupp, his sister Mary's daughter. She still 
has possession of the Bible and gave permission for it to be used in the Quarterly. 

The Bible is, as usual, divided into the Old and New Testaments. The cover, frontispiece, publishing 
information, and first 30 pages of the Bible are missing. However, as each testament was considered a 
separate book, the New Testament had a cover page. It reads: 

The NEW TESTAMENT Of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST 

Translated out of THE ORIGINAL GREEK And with the FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY 
COMPARED AND REVISED. STEREOTYPED FOR THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY BY D. & G. 
BRUCE NEW YORK 1827 

On the back of this page is written: 

Martin Nelson was Born July 22th 1796 and Departed this Life July 1852 Aged 56 years 
Martin Nelson [written and then lined out] 

Susannah Nelson was born July 26th 1805 (wife of Martin Nelson) Departed this life Sept. the 4th A. D. 
1 886 Age 8 1 years 1 month & days ? (illegible) 

[In front of the New Testament cover page, four small pages were sewn in to record additional family 
information.] 

[1st page; only one side contained information] 

Mahala Nelson was [lined out] the daughter of Martin & Susannah Nelson, was Born March 6th 1822 
John G. B. Nelson the Son of Martin & Susannah Nelson, was Born May the 27th 1824 

Siddy Nelson the Daughter of Martin and Susannah Nelson was born June the 7th 1827 

[2nd page; front] 

Sophy Ann Nelson the Daughter of Martin & Susannah Nelson was Born Feb 22th 1830 

Mary Ester Elizabeth Nelson, the Daughter of Martin & Susannah Nelson was born October 26th 1834 

Martin Van Buren Nelson the Son of Martin & Susannah Nelson was born July the 17 1838 

[2nd page; reverse] 

Sophy Ann Nelson was born Feb. 22nd 1830. Departed this life Feb 26th 1880 Age 50 years & 4 days 
[3rd page] 

James Stanley Nelson the Son of Martin and Susannah Nelson was Born December 4th 1840 
Susan Jane Nelson the daughter of Martin and Susannah Nelson was born June the 1th 1843 
[4th page is blank] 

[On the blank page at the end of the Bible, which is torn and hard to read, is the following:] 
James Edward Son of Esther and John Edwards was born A.D. 1794 July 7 
Winiford Edwards was Born — A. D. 1797 on Sept. 24 



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Silas Edwards was born Nov. 8th A. 

Susannah Edwards was born July 25th - - 
Patsy Ann Edwards was born July 4th — 



D. 1800 
--A. D. 1805 
--A. D. 1808 



James Fleming Davenport Bible Record 

This bible was published in 1870 by The National Publishing Company, Ziegler & McCurdy, Jones 
Brothers & Co., M. A. Parker & Co. A photocopy of this his bible record is found in the NC Archives 
Bible Record collection. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

BIRTHS 

James F Davenport son of Joe & Pattie Davenport was bord July 28 1878 

Peter E Davenport was bord Feby 9 1880 

Jessee Paul Davenport was bornd Oct 28 1881 

Sidney May Davenport was bord March 12 1 883 

Pattie Davenport was bornd Nov 16 1885 

Leon Davenport was bord July 14 1887 

Arthur Davenport was bord April 26 1 889 

MARRIAGES 

James Fleming Davenport to Blanche Flanagan November 26, 1903 
Peter Earnest Davenport to Mamie Tucker February 3, 1904 

DEATHS 

Lee Davenport died January [FAINT] 

J. R. Davenport Died July 18, 1926 [FAINT] 

Lily Sarah Davenport died r- 1st- 1926 [FAINT] 

Pattie Fleming Davenport died June 16th, 1942 wife of J. R. Davenport 
Peter E Davenport died Feburary 1934 



C8 



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INDEX 





10 


Adams, David C 




Adams, David 




Adams, Hardy 








Adams, Jesse 




Adams. John 




Adams. Thomas 1 1 


Albritton, Burton G 


10, 18 


Albritton, James C 


14, 15 


Aldridge, Sallie 


26 


Allen, Cinderella 


14 


Allen, Edward O 


26 


Allen, Icahbod 


30 


Allen, J. H 


30 


Allen, J. L 


30 


Allen, James 


14, 29 


Allen, Julie F 


30 


Allen, Lewis 


30 


Allen, Louis H 


30 


Allen, Noah J 


26 


Allen, P. A 


29 


Allen, R. A 


30 


Allen, Sam 


27 


Allen, T. A 


29 


Allen, William 


30 


Anderson, A. B 


30 


Anderson, I. J 


29 


Anderson, John 


30 


Anderson, L. F 


29 


Anderson, Lawrence 


.,30 


Ange, Daniel 


9 


Atchison, Lucy Jane 


33 


Atchison, Sidney Nelson... 


33 


Bailey, John L 


9 


Baker, Bryant 


26 


Baker, Jasper 


26 


Baker, Mittie 


32 


Baker, William J 


,29,31 




30 


Ballard, Addie 


30 


Ballard, J. L., Jr 


31 


Ballard, Joseph L 


18 


Barber, Abram 


30 




30 


Barnes, Sallie, Mrs 


28 


Barnes, William 


28 


BarnhilL Julius H 


12 


Barnhill, Melissa A 


12 




28 


Beardsley, Jacque Ann 


...8 



Beardsley, Lambert P 8, 14, 15, 

17,24 

Belcher, Benjamin 15 

Bell, Churchill Cleveland 25 

Bell, Mary 25 

Bell, OUin 25 

Bergeron, Mananza 27 

Biggs, Asa 10 

Bland, Barnes 14 

Bland, Christopher 14 

Blount, E. J 18 

Blount, Lorraine 20 

Blount, Reading 22 

Blow, William J 14 

Bonner, RT 2 

Borum, Elizabeth 32 

Bowen, Charlie 27 

Boyce, Jane 28 

Boyd, Abner 7 

Boyd, Bezer 7 

Boyd, James Foreman 20, 22 

Boyd, John 7 

Boyd, Joseph C 20 

Boyd, Louise 20, 21 

Boyd, Sue M 20,21 

Brand, Nathan 31 

Brand, Talitha J 31 

Braxton, Felix 19 

Braxton, Penelope 26 

Bright, Churchil 1 1 

Briley, James A 26 

Briley,R E 26 

Brinkley, Annie 27 

Brockfor, William, Capt 1 

Brown, Henry W 18 

Brown, James 30 

Brown, Samuel 18 

Brown, W. M. B 19 

Brown, William M 18 

Brown, Willie 19 

Brown, Winifred 17 

Buck, Edward 11 

Buck, William H 1 1 

Bullock, Margaret 16 

Burnett, Mary E 29 

Burnett, William 29 

Burney, Lewis 14 

Butt, Annie, Mrs 3 

Bynum, Allen 18 

Bynum, Ashley C 27 

Bynum, Harriet W 25 

Bynum, JohnL 27 



PCGQ November 20 11 



Cannon, Alfred 29, 30 

Cannon, Caleb 14, 15, 16, 19 

Cannon, Thomas 15, 18 

Carney, Reddick 18 

Carr, Laura, Mrs 27 

Carr, M. L 18 

Carr, Robert 27 

Carroll, Adam 16 

Case, Betsie 29 

Case, Billy 29 

Case, C. C 31 

Chapman, Church 7 

Chapman, Edward 7, 1 1 

Chapman, Jesse 11 

Chapman, Lizanna 12 

Chapman, Mary 1 1 

Cherry, J.J 15 

Cherry, Ormond 19 

Cherry, T. R 15 

Clark, David 11 

Clark, Henry S 15, 18 

Clark, James S 14 

Clark, James, Jr 11 

Clark, James, Sr. 11 

Clark, LydiaM 11 

Clark, Weeks 11 

Clark, William H 1 1 

Clark, William 22 

Clark, Wyatt 11 

Cobb, Willie 18 

Corbett, Allen J 17 

Corbett, Fanny 28 

Corbett, J. M 27 

Corbett, Leavie Alexander ... 27 

Cory, J. J 30 

Cory, John G. H 14 

Cotanche, Mrs 4 

Cox, W. M 19 

Cox, Will 19 

Cox, William 11 

Craft, James C 30 

Craft, James E 29, 30 

Craft, Stephen 28 

Craft, W. J 28 

Crawford, Allen 29 

Crawford, Benjamin Frank... 29 

Crawford, Bertie E 30 

Crawford, Bob 29 

Crawford, Calvin 29, 30, 31 

Crawford, Christianna 31 

Crawford, D. L 29, 30 

Crawford, Drucilla 29 

Crawford, Elnor F 30 

Crawford, George 29, 31 

Crawford, Henry 29, 30 

Crawford, Ivey 30 



Crawford, J. B 29, 30 

Crawford, James F 29 

Crawford, James 29 

Crawford, John C 29 

Crawford, John 31 

Crawford, Julia 3 1 

Crawford, M. A 30 

Crawford, Magnolia 31 

Crawford, Martha 3 1 

Crawford, Mary E 30 

Crawford, Mary L 31 

Crawford, Nancy 30 

Crawford, Orpha 30 

Crawford, Rachel E 31 

Crawford, Siddie 30 

Crawford, Sophia 31 

Crawford, Susan E 31 

Crawford, W. H 30 

Crawford, W.R 30 

Crisp, Betsy 26 

Dail, Addie 28 

Dail, Elizabeth 27 

Dail, J. W 30 

Dail, Matthew 30 

DaiL Nancy 25 

Dail, W. M 30 

Dancy, G. A 19 

Dancy, Joseph John 14 

Daniel, J. M., Rev 12 

Daniel, John J 15 

Davenport, Arthur 34 

Davenport, J. R 34 

Davenport, James Fleming... 34 

Davenport, Jesse Paul 34 

Davenport, Joe 34 

Davenport, Lee 34 

Davenport, Leon 34 

Davenport, Lily Sarah 34 

Davenport, Pattie Fleming.... 34 

Davenport, Pattie 34 

Davenport, Peter E 34 

Davenport, Peter Earnest 34 

Davenport, Sidney May 34 

Davis, D. W., Rev 10 

Dawson, Joshua T 27 

Dennis, John 5 

Denny, Julia 14 

Dickson, James R 11 

Dickson, Oliver 11 

Dildy, Elisha 27 

Dildy, Wiley 27 

Dixon, Frances 25 

Dixon, Walter 6 

Dudley, W. C 30 

Eborn, Priscilla B 15 

Edwards, Charlie Nicey 27 



PCGQ November 2011 



Edwards, Edmd 16 

Edwards, James 25, 33 

Edwards, John 33 

Edwards, Patsy Ann 34 

Edwards, Rosa 25 

Edwards, Silas 34 

Edwards, Susan 16 

Edwards, Susannah 34 

Edwards, Thomas 1 1 

Edwards, William E 19 

Edwards, William H 11 

Edwards, William 11 

Edwards, Winiford 33 

Elks, J 30 

Ellis, G. B 19 

Ellis, J. B 29, 30 

Ellis, Louisa 22 

ErnuLH. H 30 

Evans, Amos 15 

Evans, Caleb 15 

Evans, W. J 18, 19 

Faulkner, George, Capt 1 

Faulkner, Redden 28 

Faulkner, W. G 28 

Flanagan, Archie 25 

Flanagan, Blanche 34 

Fleming, David S 17, 18 

Fleming, Mr 7 

Forbes, Arthur 18, 19 

Forbes, Noah 16 

Foraes, Thomas 1 1 

Forrest, William 28 

Freeman, Ada 29 

Freeman, Henry 29 

Frizzelle, Mary Frances 25 

Frizzelle, O. W 25 

Gallagher, Anne Maria 4 

Gallagher, Charles K 4 

Gallagher, Frederick 4 

Gallagher, John Stuart 3 

Gallagher, L. John 4 

Galloway, James 19 

Galloway, John 9, 10, 14, 19 

Gardner, Alfred 11 

Gardner, Asa 11 

Gardner, Wiatt 1 1 

Garza, John, Rev 2 

Gaston, William 6, 22 

Gay, Bryant 26 

Gay, William Redden 26 

Gray, Elizabeth 27 

Griffin, L., Mrs 10 

Grimes, J. Bryan, Col 2 

Grimsley, Liza 27 

Gurganus, Henry 18 

Haddock, William 11 



Hagans, E. Helisse 26 

Hagans, Jesse B 26 

Hall, Roger 4 

Hall, Rose 4 

Hardee, Daniel 14 

Hardee, John 5 

Harding, Jasper 21 

Hardy, Benjamin Franklin.... 25 

Hardy, H or F(?) 11 

Hardy, James H 27 

Hardy, James 11 

Hardy, Jesse 27 

Hardy, John 11 

Hardy, Nashwell 1 1 

Hardy, William 25,26 

Harper, Patsey 27 

Harrington, John A 18 

Harrington, William D 14 

Harris, Elsie 26 

Harris, S. S 31 

Harris, Spencer 28 

Hart, Edward G 27 

Hart, F. C 26 

Hart, I. C, Rev 27 

Hart, Martha 26 

Hart, Robert 27 

Hart, Thomas W 27 

Hathaway, Ivy 28 

Hathaway, Joanna, Mrs 28 

Hatton, Robert 19 

Hayden, Elizabeth McLuer ..20 

Hazelton, Benjamin F 19 

Hemby, Amos C 29, 31 

Hemby, Elias 29 

Herrington, James 30 

Herrington, Paul 30 

Hines, Harriet 27 

Hines, Peter E 8, 25 

Hodges, General 1 

Hodges, William J 11 

Holliday, John 8 

Holliday, Mary Ann 8 

Hooker, Mary W 25 

Hooker, Sarah 27 

Jackson, E. W 15 

Jackson, Jesse Lillington 23 

Jackson, W. C 30 

James, Eason 16, 19 

James. Joel 18 

Jenkins, J. C. C 16, 18 

Jenkins, William A 14 

Johnson, Governor 4 

Johnston, Gabriel, Gov 20 

Jollie, H. G 10 

Jolly, Martha 15 

Jolly, Theresa 15 



PCGQ November 20 11 



Jones, Calvin 


26 




26 




25 




12 


Jones, Susan C 


26 




2 




15 




..,24 




, , 19 




...26 


Joyner, Joseph 


15 




25 




26 


Joyner, Moses 


15 




26 




28 


Joyner, William 


26 


Kammerer, Roger 


... 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 


9, 11, 13, 14, 20, 23,24, 25, 34 


Keel, Bessie 


10 


Keel, H. F 


10 


Kewell, Charles S 


3 


Kewell, Francis 


3 


Kewell, John 


3,4 


Kewell, Rosa Stuart 


3 


Kewell, Rosetta 


3 


Kilpatrick, George 


25 


Kilpatrick, Samuel H 


25 


King, Mary 


26 


King, William 


18 


Kinsaul, Ann Eliza 


29 


Kinsaul, Henry C 


30 


Kinsaul, Henry 


29 


KittrelL Allen 


15, 18 


Kittrell, Johnathan 


15 


Kittrell, Samuel 


16 


Lang, Albert Van Meter 


32 


Lang, Ben 


32 


Lang, David 


15 


Lang, Mary Lewis 


32 


Lang, Narcissa 


14 


Lang, Rosa Lee 


32 


Langley, David 


14, 16, 18 


Lassiter, Alice, Mrs 


25 


Lassiter, T. N 


25 


Lassiter, Thomas U 


28 


Lassiter, Uzzell 


28 


Latham, Josephus 


31 


Latham, Samuel W 


14 


Laughinghouse, Andrew . . , 


22 


Laughinghouse, Thomas .,. 


22 


Laughinghouse, W. J 


19 


Letchworth, Elias 


28 


Letchworth, Fanny, Mrs, , , , 


28 


Letchworth, Green 


,29 


Lewis, Agnes Branch 


...32 



Lewis, Benjamin May 


32 


Lewis, Finettee Amanda W. . 32 


Lewis, James Taylor 


.32 


Lewis, James Thomas 


..32 


Lewis, Jimmie 


..26 


Lewis, John Redden 


32 




..32 


Lewis, Mary Ann Marina.. 


..32 


Lewis, Mary Finettee 


..32 


Lewis, Samuel Taylor 


. 32 


Lewis, William A 


...26, 32 


Little, C. L 


...29 


Little, Lewis G 


,18 


Little, Lewis 


1 A 






Manning, John H 


,..27, 9, 30, 31 


Manning, Martha A., Mrs.. 


,..27 


Manning, T. N 


...30 


Manning, W. J 


,..3l 






May, Finettee M 


... 13 


May, James W 


...8 


May, Martha 


,..8 


May, Mary A. E 


32 




,.8, 13, 17 


May, Mary E 


25 


May, Mary F 


,., 13 


May, Mary Finette May .... 


...32 


May, Mary 


26 


May, Priscilla 


8 


May, Tabitha 


8 


May, William 


8, 17 


May, William, Rev 


...30 


McCotter, Jacob 


19 


McDuell, Foreman 


6, 22 


McDuell, Mr 


20 


McGowan, Burton 


... 14 


McLawhorn, Charles 


29 


McLawhorn, Fred, Rev 


.29, 30, 31 


McLawhorn, Jessie 


27 


McLawhorn, John 


27 


McLawhorn, Luke 


, 29, 30 


McLuer, Emma Felicia 


,,,22 


McLuer, James Davis 


20 


McLuer, James Henry 


,,,22 


Millans, H. M 


30 


Mills, John 


,,,22 


Mills, John 


7 


Mills, Naseby 


9, 14 


Mills, Samuel 


7 


Montgomery, John 


2 


Moore, Alicey 


12 


Moore, Apsley A., Mrs 


25 


Moore, Enoch 


16 


Moore, Frank 


28 


Moore, J. H 


...31 



PCGQ November 2011 38 



Moore, John 1 

Moore, Obadiah 1 

Moore, Spencer 28 

Moore, W. E 10 

Moore, William 5, 7 

Moore, Winney 1 

Moye, A. J 14 

Moye, Alfred 14 

Moye, B. E 29 

Moye, Benjamin 30 

Moye, Elizabeth 5 

Moye, Frank 29 

Moye, George 30 

Moye, George 5 

Moye, John 5 

Moye, Louisa 8 

Moye, W. D 31 

Moye, William J 15 

Moye, Wyatt 7, 22 

Mozingo, Mary Elizabeth ....27 

Mozingo, Polly 27 

Mozingo, William 27 

Nelson, Garrott 7 

Nelson, James Stanley 33 

Nelson, John G. B 33 

Nelson, Mahala 33 

Nelson, Martin Van Buren ... 33 

Nelson, Martin 32, 33 

Nelson, Mary Ester Eliza 33 

Nelson, Siddy 333 

Nelson, Sophy Ann 33 

Nelson, Susan Jane 33 

Nelson, Susannah Edwards .. 32 

Nelson, William M 16, 19 

Newell, Mattie 27 

Newton, Charles V 14 

Newton, Mary S 14 

Newton, Walter 18 

Nichols, C. W 29 

Nichols, John B 29,31 

Nichols, Nicy 25 

Nichols, R. A 29, 30 

Nichols, Robert 31 

Nichols, Silas 31 

Nichols, Thomas 31 

Noble, Jesse 14 

Nobles, Clemmie F 30 

Nobles, Jesse 19 

Nobles, John 31 

Nobles, Salina 12 

Nobles, Simon J 15, 30 

Nobles, Simon 29 

Nobles, T. F 29 

Nobles, Willie 15 

Norman, J. S 31 

Norman, James S 3 1 



Norris, Arrena 29 

Norris, RN 31 

Norris, Redden 29 

O'Neal, Asa 31 

O'Neal, Sanford 31 

ONeiL Ann 4 

Parker, Fanny 15 

Parker, George W 8 

Parker, James 14, 15 

Parker, Jesse S 14 

Parker, John J 15 

Parker, John T 26 

Parker, Martha 15 

Parker, Washington 26 

Parramore, Green 9, 10 

Parrott, Frank 17 

Partridge, Isaac 3 

Paul, James L 15, 19 

Perkins, Churchill 14, 15 

Perkins, W. H 14, 15, 16 

Perry, Lucretia 26 

Pettit, Mary 9 

Peyton, Benjamin 3 

Peyton, Robert, Sir 3 

Poindexter, Jess 20 

Pollard, Benjamin 14 

Pollard, Turner 12 

Porter, Mrs. Peyton 4 

Pridgen, Dicey, Mrs 29 

Quinerly, William A 19 

Randon, Peter 2 

Rasberry, J. S 27 

Rasberry, Stephen 27 

Reives, E 19 

Reives, Peter 1 8 

Respass, Thomas, Jr 3 

Richards, Ralph 22 

Riussett, John 2 

Robason, Jesse J 3 

Robason, Jesse 3 

Robason, Luke 3 

Roberson, Annie 3 

Ross, Elizabeth 29 

Ross, William A 14 

Ross, William 14 

Rupp, Donnie Mabe 32 

Sheppard, B. S 29 

ShepparcLT. J 18 

Shingleton, Eliza 28 

Shingleton, Robert 28 

Shivers, William 18 

Simpson, John 5, 6, 22 

Skinner, Elias 28 

Skinner, W. H 28 

Slaughter, Fannie, Mrs 26 

Slaughter, M 29 



PCGQ November 20 11 



Slaughter, Richard 26 

Slaughter, Riddie 26 

Smith, Abner 12 

Smith, Bryan 9, 10 

Smith, Caleb 9, 10, 19 

Smith, Catherine 16 

Smith, Cullen 12 

Smith, David 30 

Smith, Dennis C 12 

Smith, Hardy J 12 

Smith, J. S 19 

Smith, J. W 29, 30 

Smith, Jesse 18 

Smith, John A 12 

Smith, John R. 30 

Smith, JohnS 18, 19 

Smith, Lewis H 12 

Smith, N. C 31 

Smith, R. M 30 

Smith, Thomas 5 

Smith, William H 12 

Spain, E. S 30 

Speight, Albert E 27 

Speight, Blanie 27 

Spiers, Miss 4 

Spikes, Julia 25 

Standi, Willie 18 

Stancill, Henry 16, 18 

Staton, C. 18 

Stewart, Alexander 2, 3, 4 

Stewart, Charles Poyntz 4 

Stewart, Charles 4 

Stewart, James 4 

Stewart, Philip, Major 4 

Stewart, Poyntz, Capt 4 

Stewart, Rose 3, 4 

Stocks, A. H 28 

Stocks, Betsy, Mrs 28 

Stocks, John 28 

Stocks, Miss 28 

Stocks, Syl 25 

Stocks, William Heber 28 

Stokes, Calvin 17 

Stokes, George B 12 

Stokes, Guilford 31 

Stokes, J. J 31 

Stokes, Justus 12 

Stokes, Nancy 17 

Stokes, Thomas 12 

Sugg, Nancy 25 

Sutton, Elias 31 

Sutton, Jesse 12 

Sutton, Joseph 29 

Sutton, Liddie 29 

Sweet, J. T 30 

Taft, A 6 



TaftE 6 

Taft, Mr 20 

Teel, George 17 

Teel, John 17 

Teel, Rachel 17 

Teel, Richard 17 

Teel, Ruthy 17 

Teel, Tammy E 17 

Thurman, Dorothy May F. ...32 

Thurman, Robert Louis 32 

Tilghman, Pennie 26 

Tilghman, William 26 

Toodley, Shadrick 1 

Tripp, Jackey Ann 29 

Tripp, Janne 28 

Tripp, William Henry 28 

Tucker, Mamie 34 

Tugwell, Levi 25 

Tugwell, Thomas William.... 25 

Tugwell, Walter S 25 

Turnage, Elizabeth 17, 18 

Turnage, Joseph 25 

Turnage, Noah Henry 25 

Turnage, Robert 1 8 

Turner, Elizabeth 26 

Tyndall, Mary, Mrs 28 

Tyndall, Willie 28 

Tyson, Annie 27 

Tyson, Benjamin 16 

Tyson, Joab 24 

Tyson, Joseph 31 

Tyson, Lany 27 

Tyson, Margarret L 24 

Tyson, Moses 24 

Tyson, N. W 30 

Tyson, Noah 29 

Tyson, Richard L 24 

Tyson, Sherrod 18 

Vanderford, George 31 

Vanderford, William 31 

Venters, George W 12 

Vines, C. L 14 

Wainright, Hugh 25 

Wainright, Jacob 28 

Wainright, Nancy 28 

Wainright, Sallie, Mrs 25 

Ward, Gideon 8 

Ward, James B 18 

WarcLRippon 14, 16, 18 

Waters, J. M 31 

Webb, Matilda 26 

Wetherington, James 12 

Wetherington, John 12 

White, Brinkley 30 

Whitehead, William 14, 19 

Whitehurst, Elizabeth 17 



PCGQ November 20 11 



I 



Whitley, Chris. Columbus.... 26 



Wiggins, Thomas M 19 

Williams, Finettee 13 

Williams, J.T 18 

Williams, Parthena S 13 

Williams, Richard 19, 30 

Williams, Robert M 13 

Williams, Robert 13 

Williams, Willis R 13, 18 

Willoughby, R 31 



Willoughby, Robert T 31 

Willoughby, Ruel 31 

Willoughby, Thomas 31 

Wilson, J. L 19 

Wilson, John 5 

Wilson, Sally 9 

Woodard, Emmaline 28 

Worsley, John B 30 

Worsley, Nannie W 31 

Worthington, W. W 31 



PCGQ November 20 11 



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